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Volume 42, No. 14 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 


Canyon Club brings 
live music to the 

See story page 6 


si CLU's Kwan Fong 
Gallery is visited 
by the ancient and 

See story page 5 

February 6, 2002 


Smackdown, danc- 
ing, comedians and 
movies in upcoming 
events. See story 
See story page 4 


Kingsmen basketball 
falls short in efforts 

to remain 
undefeated in SCIAC 

See story page 11 

CLU student life conies together 
and enjoys Club Lu at Ameci's 

ByRachel Eskesen 


Pizza, a staple for college students, 
was the Club Lu attraction on Fri. Feb. 1, 

"Free food, karaoke and friends. What 
more could you ask for?" asked sopho- 
more representative on programs board 
and planner of last Fridays' event, Elissa 
Jordan. All You Can Eat Pizza Night at 
Ameci's Pizza and Pasta provided unlimit- 
ed mozzarella sticks, hot wings, potato 

skins and a variety of pizzas to suit every- 
one's taste buds, and the sweet serenade of 
CLU students on the karaoke machine to 
sooth their ears. 

Free food is always a big draw for stu- 
dents on a small budget. The event at 
Ameci's was no exception. 

"It rocks. I'm excited for pizza," jun- 
ior Daniel Carlton said. He was not the 
only one who had his eyes on the food 
dishes being restocked faster than they 
could be devoured. 

"[The potato skins] were soft yet sat- 

Photograph by Mulin Lundblad 
California Lutheran University students were definitely not short in atten- 
dance for Club Lu's All You Can Eat Pizza Night at Ameci's Pizza and Pasta. 

isfying," junior Scott Mehl said. 

Students entered the restau- 
rant, sat down and were shortly 
greeted with hot food by one of 
Ameci's waiters. 

Beverages excluding water 
were not included with the free 

Entertainment for the 
evening included karaoke for the 
aspiring singers. Students had to 
wander away from the food long 
enough to enter the karaoke 
room 'at Ameci's if they wanted 
to see the performances. The 
microphones and voices were 
magnified enough so that those 
in the other room were able to 
hear the acts. 

Some students could not 
locate their first — choice songs 
because some of the compact 
discs were missing. However, 
classic karaoke songs such as "I 
Will Survive" and "Respect" 
were sung by CLU students with 
great enthusiasm. 

"[The performance of 'Hold 
my Hand' by Hootie and the 
Blowfish was] breathtaking, I was serious- 
ly moved," sophomore Jennifer Mason 

Free food and entertainment were two 
keys to the successful Club Lu event at 

Photograph by Mulin Lundblad 

Junior Nicole Hackbarth does not hold back 
while enjoying one of the many free entrees 
offered at Ameci's. 

"This is the first Club Lu event I've 
been to, and it makes me want to go to 
more," sophomore Andrea Inman said. 

Club Lu events are sponsored by 
ASCLU Programs Board. Events are held 
Friday nights at 9 p.m. 

Small changes make a big difference 

By Kiesha Edwards 

The facilities department is responsi- 
ble for the beautification of the CLU cam- 
pus. Although this is an ongoing project, 
one of the most recent changes were the 
courtyards inside the Thompson and 
Pederson residence halls. 

The courtyards underwent remolding 
for a more eye-catching look so that they 
will be more attractive for residents. 

"The change is good given the fact 
that the courtyards were so bland look- 
ing," said Tony Adranga, project manager 
for the facilities department. 

Ryan Van Ommeren, director of 
facilities, Tony Adranga, project manager 
and Mike Borilla, landscape supervisor, 
came together for the decision making of 
the modifications. The old concrete slabs 
were been replaced with new red brick, 

25,308 bricks to be exact. The scenery 
was enhanced with eight flats of Vinca 
Minora flowers and six flats of white 
Gazania for the flower beds. 

Former and current residents of both 
halls were impressed with the changes. 

"I think the change is good. I lived in 
Thompson my sophomore year and 
although I really didn't pay much atten- 
tion to the courtyard area, I think it looks 
really nice now. I always thought it need- 
ed improvement," senior Lyndsay 
Biemingham said. 

Future projects pending on commit- 
tee approval include the remodeling of 
Janss Hall, replacement of the windows in 
Thompson and Pederson, relandscaping 
of Mt. Clef and renovating Peters Hall 

For more information on campus 
improvement contact the facilities depart- 
ment at 493- 3215. 

Photograph by Yvette Ortiz 
Freshmen Stephen Perry, Joshua Simmons and Nick Lane enjoy the atmos- 
phere of the newly renovated Pederson courtyard with a game of cards. 

The Echo 


February 6, 2002 

a clu peek at this week 


feb.rua.ry 6 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Church Council Meeting 
Chapel Lounge 
7:30 p.m. 

Rotaract Club 
Overton Hall 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


feb.rua.ry 7 

FCA Meeting 
Nygreen 1 
5 p.m. 

Arena Football Intramurals 

8 p.m. 


Student Union Building 

10 p.m. 


february 8 

Club Lu: Movies 
Mann Theatres 

9 p.m. 


february 9 

CLU Leadership Institute 
Humanities Building 
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


february 10 

Worship Service 
Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 

Arena Football Intramurals 


8 p.m. 


february 11 

Sexual Responsibility Week 
Today through Friday 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 2 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 2 
6:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Res. Hall Association 
Nygreen 2 
8:30 p.m 


february 12 

JIF Meeting 
Overton Hall 

7 p.m. 

Word Up Bible Study 
Chapel Lounge 

8 p.m. 



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Classic Films Screened 

The 2002 CLU Film Studies Series , organized as part of the CLU Film 
History Class, will begin this Thur., Feb. 7, 2002 at 7 p.m. in the Forum — 
and continue every Thursday evening throughout the regular semester. 
Films to be screened represent some of the most influential and innovative 
filmmakers in the first 100 years of film history. Many of these films are 
hard to find and have been recently purchased by CLU as part of the 
University's expanding Film Library. Experience these masterpieces of 
cinema as they were meant to be- on the big screen! There is no charge 
for admission, which is open to all faculty and students. 

This week: Eisenstein's 1925 masterpiece of Soviet cinema. 

6th Annual 

Leadership Institute 

' The day will be filled with great workshops and speakers to help 
I you develop your leadership skills. Join us and find out just how 
much "is in you!" 

When and Where? 

Sat., Feb. 9 at 1 0:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Soiland Humanities Center 

For more information go to: 
To reserve your spot call or email: x3302 or 

Yeardisc Portraits will be taken in the SUB 

Feb. 19 through March 1. 

Mon. - Thur. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Fri.: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Yeardiscs are free to seniors and all students who have their 
portrait taken. 

Questions: call the yeardisc office at x3805 

February 6, 2001 


The Echo 3 

Learn the art of successful recycling 
as Ventura County has demonstrated 

(NAPS) - Ventura, a seaside city 
on Ventura County's "Gold Coast," is 
situated just 63 miles northwest of 
Los Angeles and 27 miles south of 
Santa Barbara. Founded in 1782 and 
home to tthe historic Mission San 
Buenaventura, this town of approxi- 
mately 102,800 has succeeded in doin 
what other environmentally-minded 
communities might only dream of. 

In 1989, when California passed 
Assembly Bill 939 requiring all cities 
to reduce the amount of waste sent to 
landfill disposal by 50 percent by the 
the year 200, Ventura was sending 
more than 90 percent of its waste 
directly to landfills. Through public 
education, outreach and recycling, in 
a little more than a decade, Ventura 
has decreased the amount of waste 
the city sends to landfills by 59 per- 

One of America's municipal 

environmental leaders, the City of 
Ventura Department of Public Works 
is committed to a vision that protects 
the public health and the environ- 
ment. This fall, it chose two eco- 
events to show how recycling really 
works and that recycled plastic bottles 
have an afterlife as T-shirts and fash- 
ions on the runway. 

A Bottles-4-T-Shirts Exchange in 
Mission Park invited children and 
their parents to exchange four plastic 
bottles for a limited edition T-shirt. 
The shirt was made of 50 percent 
recycled plastic bottles (Wellmans 
Fortrel EcoSpun) and 50 percent 
reconstituted cotton. No one believed 
it was made of recycled plastic bottles. 

"Recycling only works when we 
close the loop by buying products 
made from recycled materials," noted 
John Anderson, vice president of 
Marketing for Wellman Fibers. Later 
that day, Harvest ArtWalk 2001 host- 
ed the Fashion From the Trash fash- 

ion show featuring a 60-piece, cut- 
ting-edge ecofashion show direct 
from New York's Seventh Avenue 
runways. The collection featured 
designs created by some of the best- 
known names in American fashion - 
Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Polo Ralph 
Lauren, Nicole Miller and dozens 
more. Each garment was created for 
EcoSpun, the fiber made from recy- 
cled plastic soda and water bottles. 

These programs were made pos- 
sible by a grant from Pepsi-cola. 

"Today's teenagers and young 
adults are the first generation to grow 
up with recycling as a way of life," said 
a Pepsi spokesperson. "By sponsoring 
the Fashion from Trash tour around 
the United States, Pepsi wants these 
young people to know that recycling 
plastic soft-drink containters really 
makes a difference." 

(Courtesy of North American 
Precis Syndicate, Inc. Featurettes.) 

Make a difference today and visit 
your nearest recycling center. A cou- 
ple of recylcing centers in the 
Thousand Oaks area are as follows: 

Four Seasons Market 

20/20 Recycle Center 

740 Moorpark Road 

Tuesday through Saturday 

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

(909) 279-2200 

Ralphs - Tomra Pacific 
1322 N. Moorpark Road 
Tuesday through Saturday 
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
(714) 565-7585 

Ralphs - Tomra Pacific 
583 N. Ventu Park Road 
Tuesday through Saturday 
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
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41 Ante meridian (abbr ) 

22 Method, direction 

24 Island (abbr ) 

25 Adult male deer 

4 One who mimicks 

44 Drama set to music 

8 Funeral stand 

47 Frightening 

26 Sort 

12 Hawaiian necklace 

51 Neither 

27 Defrost 

1 3 Outer garment for women (India) 52 Unencumbered 

28 Rabbit 

1 4 Leeward side 

53 Great lake 

29 7th Greek letter 

15 School of whales 

54 Condition of being (suf.) 

30 Opal 

16 Wanderers 

55 Undesirable plant 

32 Smirked 

16 Smell 

56 Distance (pref.) 

33 Large N. American deer 

20 Design with intricate figures 

57 Female saint (abbr.) 

36 Person who lives in (suf.) 

21 Never 

37 All 

22 Moist 


38 Corrects 

23 Clinched hand 

1 Aquatic plant 

40 Very small island 

27 Though (Inf.) 

2 To the back 

41 News agency (abbr.) 

29 Auricle 

3 Japanese robe 

43 Route (abbr ) 

30 Windy 

4 Thin Man dog 

44 S-shaped. double curve 

31 Exclamation 

5 Equal 

45 Base 

32 Pig pen 

6 End of pencil 

46 Johnson 

33 Slippery fish 

7 Bolt 

47 Stitch 

34 Press service (abbr ) 

8 Fateful 

48 Prong of a fork (Scot.) 

35 Field of conflict 

9 Capability of (suf.) 

49 Indicates an enzyme (suf.) 

37 Tree 

10 Ever (poetic) 

50 None 

38 Time 

1 1 Point in law 

39 Was (p.t.) 

17 Print measurement 

40 Black fluid 

19 Midwest stale (abbr.) 

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4 The Echo 


February 6, 2000 

ASCLU Senate continues with 
possible campus improvements 

By Emily Holden 

The first ASCLU Senate meeting 
of the semester was held Monday, Jan. 
28. at 5: 15 p.m. in Nygreen 2. The meet- 
ing began with a report from the Dean of 
Students, Bill Rosser, discussing spring 
enrollment. "Enrollment is strong for 
the spring semester," Rosser said. 

There are approximately 1500 stu- 
dents registered for the spring semester, 
but the final number will not be available 
until Feb. 6. 

Senate worked hard last semester 
and many important projects were com- 
pleted on campus while students were on 
vacation. Signs were installed on most 
of the buildings around campus, labeling 

Photograph by Lani Green 
Discussion continues among senate members about improvement suggestions. 

Coming Soon: 

Movies, Comedy, 
Dancing and Wrestling 

By Laura Nechanicky 


The Programs Board met for its 
first meeting of the spring semester to 
discuss upcoming events at CLU. 

The Jan. 28 meeting began the 
process of finalizing plans, and also to 
start the planning of events that will be 
happening throughout the next several 

A pizza night at Ameci's Pizza 
Parlor was held on Friday. A bill was 
passed at the meeting to reallocate 
money to provide unlimited food. 

On Feb. 8 there will be a Mann 
movie night at Janss Market Place. 
Tickets are free for CLU students. 

On Feb. 22 there will be a comedi- 

an in the gym for Club Lu at 9 p.m. 

Mani's Place, a club in Simi Valley, 
is booked for CLU's use for March 1. 

On April 5, the WWF Smackdown 
will take place, which will feature CLU 
students in the ring. 

The Spring Formal, set for April 
13, will be at the Paradise Point Resort in 
San Diego. No ticket prices have been 
set yet but a notebook with hotels and 
information about what is available to do 
in San Diego will be in the SUB for stu- 
dents use by the end of the month. 

Josh Kramer, a CLU sophomore, 
was appointed to the marketing position 
for the board. 

The Programs Board meets every 
Monday at 6:30 p.m in Nygreen 2. 

everything from the University 
Commons to the residence halls. 
Another project that was completed over 
break was the installation of doors in the 
pavilion creating a storage area. "Doors 
were added to give drama more storage 
to help start the clean up of the back 
alley," senate recorder Holly Halweg 

A large number of projects for the 
upcoming semester were also discussed 
in Monday's meeting. One project that 
is currently being worked on is a new 
fence to be installed around the football 
field. Senate also passed a bill to buy 
new patio furniture for Old and New 

The Student Union Building 
will also be getting some changes soon. 
Pictures of the 15 athletic teams were 
ordered and frames are coming. 
"Athletes are underrepresented in the 
SUB... [so] pictures will be posted in the 
SUB to represent the different athletic 
teams," senate director Sally Sagen said. 

The SUB will be improved this 
summer, everything from the stage area 

to the bathrooms and kitchen will be ren- 

Another development was the 
appointment of Karl Fedje to the junior 
senator position. 

"Athletes are under- 
represented in the 
SUB. ..[so] pictures will 
be posted in the SUB to 
represent the different 
athletic teams/' 


During this meeting, possible proj- 
ects for the future were discussed. One 
project deals with cafeteria complaints. 
Some of these complaints include hours 
of operation, accessibility, quality of the 
food and service as well as the cost of 
food. Some of these issues have been 
discussed in past years but Senate hopes 
that this semester those issues will be 
taken care of. 

Photograph by Lani Green 
Members of ASCLU Programs Board listen intently to the meeting's contents. 




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The Echo 5 

Ryan Carpenter's 
artistic fossils on 
display in the CLU 
Kwan Fong Gallery 

By Pamela Hunnicut 

"Designosaur" by CLU student 
Ryan Carpenter is being shown in 
California Lutheran University's Kwan 
Fong Gallery of Art and Culture located 
in the Soiland Humanities Center. 

The showcase features various fos- 
sil reproductions that are a result of 
integrated artistic mediums, created as 
museum quality artwork. 

Each piece in the gallery has been 
sculpted, molded and set into a stone 
matrix and then individually colored 
and stained to be completely original. 
Carpenter's goal was to create artwork 
that was unique, appealing and would 
closely resemble actual fossils. 
Carpenter has created fossil reproduc- 
tions after actual fossils as well as imag- 
inative fossils of fictitious creatures. 

The area of the showcase titled 
"Fossil Reproductions" features original 
reproductions of actual archaeological 
findings created with extensive research 
and close attention to detail to be as 
authentic as possible. These lifelike 
fossil reproductions include a protocer- 

atops egg nest, an allosaurus claw, and a 

In addition to these factually based 
works of art. Carpenter has also created 
fossil reproductions titled "Extreme" and 
Off the Wall Creatures." 

These original creations mimic 
actual fossils, each having its own 
unique prehistoric flare. These fossils 
are not to be considered authentic but 
have been created by the imagination 
and are comedic by nature. These cre- 
ations include fossil reproductions of an 
alien, a dragon, a Klingon fish and the 
prehistoric pig that was Fred 
Flintstone's garbage disposal. 

"I thought each fossil was fascinat- 
ing and completely lifelike," said stu- 
dent Sally Jahraus. 

Upcoming events for The Kwan 
Fong Gallery of Art and Culture will 
include the Interactive Arts Festival 
April 7-14, which is an international 
showcase of multimedia-related works 
by CLU students and faculty along with 
national and international new media 
students. The gallery will also present 
the Senior Art Exhibit April 20 through 
May 18. 

Spring brings five exciting 
exhibits to Getty Museum 

By Jannette Jauregui 

The J. Paul Getty Museum, located 
off of the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, is 
now offering the exploration of new art 
with the featured collections highlighting 
"Italy on the Grand Tour," readings in 
Medieval and Renaissance Europe, and 
the music of the Arab Andalusian, North 
Indian, and African in their "Sounds of 
LA Series." 

"Italy on the Grand Tour" will 
include three separate exhibits. "Naples 
and Vesuvius on the Grand Tour," which 
is running through March 24 in the Getty 
Research Institution Exhibition Gallery 
in the museum, will examine Naples dur- 
ing the late 18th century. It will include 
works by Sir William Hamilton, the 
British ambassador to Naples during this 
time period, and his four volumes on his 
vase collection and hand-colored engrav- 
ings by Pietro Fabris. 

"Rome on the Grand Tour," running 
through Aug. 11, will investigate 
Britain's great interest in Rome as a des- 
tination during the 1 8th century and will 
include paintings, pastels, drawings, 
sculpture, books and sketchbooks. 

Last in this series, "Drawing Italy in 
the Age of the Grand Tour," running 
through May 12, will focus on what is 
called the "veduta," or "expansive view," 
which gained popularity in the 18th cen- 
tury as a form of Italian art. This exhibit 
will include drawings and many varieties 
of sketches. 

The series on "Artful Reading in 
Medieval and Renaissance Europe," run- 
ning through March 10, will examine 
works of art focusing on the difference 
between reading in the Middle Ages and 
contemporary reading. Included will be 
1 5 manuscripts, three early printed books 
and an ancient papyrus scroll. 

The "Sounds of LA" will be featur- 
ing three different types of cultural 
music. The series, which began on Feb. 2 
with the performance of "With Drops of 
Honey: The Music of Kan Zaman 
Community Ensemble," will be continu- 
ing on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. with "My Heart's 
Desiring: Sentiment and Improvisation in 
the North Indian Vocal Music" featuring 
vocalist Mala Ganguly. 

Another performance will be taking 
place on Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. called 
"Between Heaven and Earth: Hindustani 
Songs of Love and Devotion" featuring 
vocalist Veenapani Rastogi and flutist 
Radha Prasad. 

The series will conclude with the 
performance of "Jaliyaa: Music from the 
Mandingo Empire" on March 16 at 8 
p.m. and 17 at 3 p.m. All of the "Sounds 
of LA" performances will be held at the 
Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the 
Getty Museum. 

The Getty Museum is located at 1200 
Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles. 
Admission to the museum is free and 
parking is $5 per car. 

Parking reservations are required on 
weekdays before 4 p.m. For more infor- 
mation go to 


Photograph by Candice Worthan 
Currently on display in the Soiland Humanities Building are Ryan 
Carpenter's fossil reporductions, from left to right: Shark Fish, Alien 
Scorpio-Lobstera, Shark. 



Photograph by Candice Worthan 
Ryan Carpenter's artistic fossil sculpture of a protoceratop's egg nest. 

movie review 

Viewers not likely to forget 
"A Walk to Remember" 

By Kim Allen 

"A Walk To Remember" explores 
what it means in life to have second 
chances. Landon, played by teen heart- 
throb Shane West, is looked upon as not 
only popular but a very troubled teen. 

One night when Landon is involved in 
hazing a boy into the popular crowd, the 
boy is put in the hospital after leaping 
from a bridge. As part of his punishment 
Landon is forced to act in the school's 

His co-star Jamie Sullivan, played by 
pop star Mandy Moore, is portrayed as a 
serious and conservative outcast at their 
high school that both she and Landon 
attend. Jamie is the last person Landon 
would ever try to get to know, and he 
won't give her the time of day when work- 
ing on the play. Although he shuns her, she 
doesn't give up hope that he is still a good 
person and has the potential to become 
something more than just a rebel. 

It's a movie worth seeing for anyone 
who is looking for inspiration about what 
makes life worth living, showing that love 
can flourish where the least expected and 
new beginnings are what keep faith alive 
in us. 

Not only does Landon take his second 
chance on life, but offers Jamie her first 
chance on love. Mandy Moore did a fine 
job of acting in her first feature film, and 

that is what impressed me the most, along 
with her vocal talents highlighted through- 
out the story. The music is what made the 
movie magical. 

The content of the film was quite real- 
istic because "it's stuff that could happen 
today, nothing off the wall," freshman 
Lindsay Belgum stated. "I liked the story- 
line, yet it was almost too sad. But in a 
good way." 

"The whole plot was pretty much the 
same. I think the book was better because 
it lets you create your own story in your 
mind. I would call this movie bittersweet," 
freshman Lisa Taube said. 

The majority of people interviewed 
who saw the movie were girls, and they all 
gave positive responses. Yet the only male 
found who had seen the movie had a 
whole different outlook on it. 

"It was a girly movie. My girlfriend 
dragged me to it. What guy would ever say 
'I love you' on the first date?" freshman 
Josh West asked. 

This leads one to believe that this is a 
"girl" movie and guys may not understand 
or appreciate its sincerity. It would be a 
terrific movie to take someone you care 
about to see or to watch with a bunch of 
friends, because it teaches a good lesson 
on having faith in people no matter what 
the outcome. 

Without giving away the ending, let's 
just say that, for the girls, tissues are in 

The Echo 


"Storyteller Series" 
at the Canyon Club 
features LA's finest 

February 6, 2002 

By Mark Glesne 


At 8:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 
Paul Newman stepped on stage to kick off 
the third week of the Canyon Club's 
"Storyteller Series," intimate performanc- 
es by some of Los Angeles' talent. His 
arsenal of blues licks and jazz progressions 
laid under calming and searching lyrics 
soothed those in attendance. Newman's 
comforting voice and soulful expressions 
were blended with an intensity that one 
could venture to compare to the great lead 
singer of Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder. 

"My lyrics are more about the connec- 
tion between people ... like music, it kind 
of connects people," Newman said. 

A hint of artists such as Jeff Buckley 
and Ben Harper could be detected as an 
undertone to his influences. However, just 
when one thinks one has a handle on 
Newman's style, he drops a rock chord 
progression underneath a blues/jazz solo. 

"Paul [Newman] had such great tone 
and soul behind his performance ... and he 
had such control of his intensity," sopho- 
more Andrew Palmer said. 

The only aspect of this one-man per- 
formance to critcize is Newman's lack of 
'outros.' His songs ended abruptly and 
without warning. But in the end, even 
without a band behind him, Paul Newman 
played an inspiring show. 

Next, came a quartet of women from 

the University of California Los Angeles 
by the name of Raining Jane. Their nine- 
song acoustic set showed mostly four-four 
time signature work, but with diverse 
strumming patterns, tempos and intricate 
finger picking. 

Their greatest strength was their beau- 
tiful harmonization and moving melodies. 
One detects a similarity to the Dixie 
Chicks, but without the country feel. A 
mostly light and humorous performance 
was rounded out well toward the end with 
a tribute song to Sept. 11. Raining Jane 
was genuinely having a good time. 

The final performance of the night 
was by the trio known as That Fat Frog. 
Their performance was a great display of 
major to minor chord progressions under- 
lining a jazz lead guitar and walking bass 

The bass player used his tonal range 
very well, while the singer and guitarist 
used descending chord movements and 
moving melodies to push her songs. The 
lead singer's voice was a little more than 
satisfactory, but her hollow body guitar 
antics shined through. She showed the 
audience the most impressive solo of all 
the performances, as well as the band's 
versatility with an emotional ballad to fin- 
ish the evening. 

"I liked the atmosphere of the whole 
night, it was fun seeing diverse, local talent 
in that kind of [intimate] setting," said 
Becky Krause, junior. 

Photograph by Jessica Newton 

The four women of Raining Jane took the stage at the Canyon Club last 
Wednesday night to perform a beautiful nine-song acostic set. 

» . Photograph by Jessica Newton 

Paul Newman kicked off the third week of the Canyon Club's "Storyteller 
Series" by showing off his arsenal of blues licks and jazz progressions. 

"Religion, the Media, and American Culture" focus of 
21st Annual WinterBreak Theological Conference 

By Pamela Hunnicut 


California Lutheran University will 
hold the 2 1 st Annual WinterBreak 
Theological Conference on Feb. 6 and 7, 
covering the issue of "Religion, the Media, 
and American Culture." 

Leading experts and professionals 
from churches, universities and the enter- 
tainment and news industries will discuss 
how religious faith, the mass media and 

popular culture influence one another. 

The keynote speaker for the confer- 
ence is Stewart M. Hoover, director of the 
Mass Media Project at the University of 
Colorado School of Journalism. His lec- 
tures and panel discussions will address 
how the media shapes religion in the 
minds of the American public. 

The conference will open with a dis- 
cussion on "Telling the Story" by R. Guy 
Erwin, a professor in the religion and his- 
tory departments at CLU. Then Hoover 

will present his lecture "Religion in the 
Media Age." John Dart, news editor for 
the "Christian Century" will also present a 
discussion entitled, "Religion as News: 
Reporters and Believers." 

After the afternoon break, a panel dis- 
cussion on "Churches and the Media" will 
be led by the Rev. Eric C. Shafer, director 
of communications of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in America. 

The new Segerhammar Center for 
Faith and Culture will be inaugurated dur- 

ing a banquet later that evening. The sec- 
ond day of the conference will begin with 
a panel discussion on "Religion and 
Mediated Culture: Worldviews in 
Conflict" led by William F. Fore, editor-at- 
large of the "Christian Century." 

The conference will end with 
Hoover's second lecture. "Challenges to 
Media Understanding of Religion." The 
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By Teresa Olson 


As winter break approached, CLU stu- 
dents looked forward to long, relaxing 
breaks filled with holidays, family and fun. 
While many students' breaks were for the 
most part uneventful and peaceful, profes- 
sors Wyant Morton and Daniel Geeting took 
92 students on a memorable tour of England. 

Both the choir and the band took the 
trip, which lasted a week and a half and 
included stops at such storied locations as 
Yorkminster Cathedral, Coventry Cathedral 
and Oxford. The group also performed at the 
famous Trinity Church, where playwright 
William Shakespeare's work was seen hun- 
dreds of years ago. 

To many of the performers, this trip 
meant more than a journey out of the coun- 
try to see historical monuments. Band mem- 
ber Holly Wilson remembers the night when 
she and another band member traveled 100 

miles south of London and saw a local Santa 
Barbara band playing. 

Casey Stanton said that his high point 
"was going down into southern London and 
seeing the Jamaican influence in the Cafe 

"it was cool for me because I was there 
in the 7th grade with People to People and 
when you are that age you have a complete- 
ly different perception," choir member 
David Losching said. "Now that I'm 19 it 
was awesome because I got to see ail of 
England. It is an experience I will never for- 

A high point for Dr. Morton was per- 
forming at Coventry, a cathedral famous for 
the fact that it was bombed by Hitler during 
his reign in Germany. 

Although the choir will be staying in the 
USA for the next few years, it will be using 
that time to tour the western region of the 
country. Dr. Morton has high hopes for trav- 
eling to Scandanavia in either 2005 or 2006. 

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Campus Quotes 

What did you do over the Christmas holiday? 

Stephanie Gomez, freshman, multimedia Derrick O'Dwyer, freshman, business Joey Diedrick, senior, art major Kari Romero, senior, English major 

major major 

"I read books, sketched and hung out "I worked and instead of going to 

"I worked all break at Armani "I snowboarded with my friends. I with my mother. The break was far too Hawaii I went to Vegas. The break was 

Exchange in Cabazon, which is located went to Mammoth twice and Mountain long and I came back a week early and just right, not too long but not too short." 

near Palm Springs. The break was too High twice. The break was very long." stayed with some friends." 
long and I was eager to come back." 

Jeremy Nausin, junior, religion major 

"I hung out with family and friends. I 
went snowboarding, helped out at my 
church's winter retreat and threw my 
buddy a 21st birthday party." 

Luke Lundmark, junior, religion major 

"I went to Europe twice. One to visit 
family for Christmas and the other for 
choir tour. I also went snowboarding at 
Big Bear, which was fun." 

Caitilin Rooney, sophomore, communica- 
tions major 

"I worked at Magic Mountain all 
break. It was fun. I got bored after a 
while because the last couple of weeks 
seemed to drag on." 

Tim Huck, sophomore, sports medicine 

"1 played basketball, went to San 
Diego and TJ. It was cool. The break, 
however, was too long because it was too 
much when you are used to having class." 

Civil Rights Week: How one 
person can make a difference 

By Lisa Radberg 


California Lutheran University cele- 
brated its annual Civil Rights Week from 
Jan. 28 to Feb. I . Sponsored by 
Multicultural Programs, the week fea- 
tured, among other events, the Civil Rights 
Week Chapel Service and a display of stu- 
dents' quotes in Pearson Library. 

The theme of this year's commemora- 
tion of equal rights movements was "The 
Power of One - how one individual can 
make a difference," said Juanita Pryor, 
director of Multicultural Programs. Thus, 
the Pearson Library display highlighted 
how CLU students feel they can personal- 
ly contribute to make the world a better 

Honoring the life and ministry of Dr. 
Martin Luther King, Jr., the chapel service 
Jan. 30 at 10:10 a.m. presented freshman 
Tasha Holman, who performed the tradi- 
tional gospel song "His Eye Is On the 
Sparrow." Singing a cappella, Holman 
touched the audience with her clear, pow- 
erful voice in the piece. She described her- 
self as "real simple, but real empowering." 

"It's really nice that CLU has devoted 
a chapel service to Martin Luther King," 

Holman said. "He's a man who paved the 
way for equal rights, he did it the right 
way; he went about it calmly and smooth- 


Also at the service, members of the 
Black Student Union - Brothers and 
Sisters United read quotes from civil rights 
leaders and scriptures. Professor Russell 
Stockard of the communication arts 
department spoke on non-violence and 
peaceful solving of conflicts. 

Throughout the week, the CLU com- 
munity was able to watch documentaries 
in the Student Union Building on Martin 
Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, Mahatma 
Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Nelson 
Mandela. Students were also encouraged 
to vote for their favorite civil rights quote. 

Edlyn Vallejo, coordinator of 
Multicultural Programs, was one of the 
driving forces in creating the library dis- 
play, which required weeks of interview- 
ing students. Vallejo said she hopes that by 
recognizing Civil Rights Week on campus, 
students will stop for a second and think 
about the importance of equal rights and 
not simply take it for granted. 

"We shouldn't just recognize that 
[civil rights] in one week, but every day," 
Vallejo said. 

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May 15, 2002 

Getting sick is the pits 

By Michele Hatler 

Moving away to college, living on 
your own and having freedom to do pretty 
much what you want are some advantages 
of education beyond high school. But 
every once in a while you get that twinge 
of homesickness. It's a feeling I'm sure 
we've all experienced at least once. 

Most times it creeps up on us when 
we get sick. Not just your everyday aches 
and pains, but getting a fever and having to 
go see a doctor kind of sick. It has nothing 

to with age, just the fact that you want the 
comforts that only your own home and 
family can give. 

I just had a week of catching every 
bug that was going around. More than any- 
thing I just wanted to be at my house, in 
my bed, with my family taking care of me. 
It's not that the health center staff isn't 
wonderful or that no one was taking care 
of me; I just wanted home. And since it's 
about a three- and-a half-hour drive it was 
not really an option. 

Getting ill is such a reclusive factor. 
Daily routines become difficult. You don't 
feel like going anywhere, which is difficult 
since most of us eat in the Caf. You don't 
really want to see anyone, but living in the 
dorms makes that impossible. You never 
know who will stop by. Getting dressed 
and going to class is more work than it's 
worth. You just throw on a sweatshirt and 
go because you don't want to miss class, 
but you feel miserable. You don't want to 
get the whole world sick either. Taking a 
shower uses more energy than you have, 
but most of us don't have a bathtub in our 
dorm room. Your parents feel helpless 
because they aren't there and the only 
thing they can do is send you money for 


But if you were at home, you could 
rest in your pajamas and not worry about 
anything. It would be quiet and you can 
take a break from school to get better. 
Then your mom can write you a note for 
you to be excused from class. There's just 
something comforting about being at 
home when you are sick. 

In a lot of ways being sick sends us 
back to our childhood days. Our parents 
took care of us when we were babies and 
that's what I act like when I'm sick. I want 
someone to take care of me just like when 
I was little. 

Having to act like the almost 20 year 
old that I am and be responsible for my 
self is do able almost everyday. Getting 
sick takes changes a person though. You 
just want your parents, your bed and a 

Staff Editorial 

CLU is a great place to be 

By Laura Trevino 


As a student who has attended many different universities all 
over the state of California, Hawaii and several in Europe, I can 
say that California Lutheran University tops the cake. 1 have 
never experienced a campus so well put together. Students can 
call to set up counseling appointments for their entire education- 
al career before he or she has even been admitted. Once accepted, 
we simply sign up for the appropriate classes. Larger colleges and 
universities add a great deal of extra strain on the student and the 
whole registration process can become extremely frustrating if 
you are new to the system. 

Another up side to CLU is the parking situation. Parking at 
other universities can be vigorous and challenging. Just the act of 
getting to class is an adventure all its own. I remember having to 
arrive at least 45 minutes early just so I could circle the countless 

level of parking structures only to finally squeeze into a tiny 
space just seconds before class time. (And never mind the two- 
mile race to the actual class!) CLU is much simpler. We are able 
to pull up and park almost right out side of our classroom door. 

Our classes are interesting and the classrooms are well kept. 
Our professors are intelligent and respectable and the campus is 
absolutely beautiful. The food is great, and the bookstore is rea- 
sonably priced. We even have a giant shopping mall, (The Oaks) 
just minutes from school (for those lengthy schedule breaks). 

CLU significantly exceeds the majority of colleges out there 
concerning excellence in student relations, individuality, support 
and of course simplicity. I feel totally confident that California 
Lutheran University will meet and exceed all of my expectations 
for educational growth and leadership. I hope that other students 
out there will also appreciate our school as something unique. 


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Homosexuality: Nature or nurture ? 

By Bret Rumbeck 

The Gruesome Twosome is back 
again for another semester of pushing 
the political and moral buttons of the 
diehard Echo readers! After receiving 
no emails over break regarding politics, 
Jason and 1 have decided to work harder 
to convince all of you that politics is 
what really makes the world turn. Have 
a fun five months. 

Normally. I'd back into a topic such 
as gay rights carefully, but in areas of 
man hating man solely on the basis of 
sexual preference, I won't be gentle. 
First off, the simple fact that the state 
and federal government needs to provide 
legislation to protect the rights of those 
who are not heterosexual shows an obvi- 
ous problem in American society. These 
laws are similar to those passed to pro- 

By Jason Scott 

The homosexual movement in 
America has succeeded beyond any- 
one's wildest dreams. Through decades 
of political wrangling and pro-gay 
propaganda, it has raised homosexuali- 
ty from the status of mental disease to 
that of a proud label. They have gone 
even beyond that to make homosexual- 
ity holy. Its legitimacy is not to be 
questioned. Such an infraction is an 
infringement upon "gay rights" and is 
to be severely punished by the blood- 
thirsty ACLU and other pro-gay groups. 

Gays themselves are now provided 
special protection by the law. If some- 
one were to assault me, or Brett, or a 
straight white woman, and call any of 
us foul, horrible names while doing it, 
they would be tried for assault. If 
someone does this to a homosexual, the 
wondrous magic of the homosexual 

tect African-Americans after the Civil 
War and during the civil rights move- 
ment in the mid-20th century. Secondly, 
I'd like to know why some people 
believe that homosexuality is the down- 
fall of all society. Oh right, the Bible 
says it's mean and evil, therefore gays 
and lesbians should be sent to an island 
in the middle of the ocean to rot. We'll 
get to this squabble later. Finally, 
America has come to the point of 
explaining what love between two peo- 
ple should be and has "defined" what a 
marriage is made up of. Our govern- 
ment has no right interfering in the pri- 
vate lives of citizens, no matter what 
people believe or whom they decide to 

Remember the horrifying pictures 
and movies that were shot during the 
civil rights movement in the 1950s and 
1960s? Two that stand out in my mind 
are the group of blacks being sprayed at 
by a fire hose and single black man 
being attacked by a German Shepard. 
This is the same situation today in 
America. Because of close-minded indi- 
viduals, there are a countless number of 
laws regarding discrimination, assault 
and just plain harassment of homosexu- 
als. Laws like these foster hate in some 
citizens because they see it as "special 
treatment" toward one specific group of 
people, and then take it upon themselves 

movement springs to life and trans- 
forms the act into a dreadful "hate 
crime." "Oh no!" cries the public. "A 
hate crime! How horrible! The crimi- 
nal must be so evil and full of hate...!" 
And in the meantime, the teenager who 
attempted suicide because he hates him- 
self is not tried for a hate crime. He 
somehow deserves no public attention. 
Neither does the serial rapist who is 
clearly not altogether fond of the 
women he brutally rapes and murders. 
The rap artist who encourages violence 
against the police is not legally accused 
of hatred. The member of the powerful 
lobbying group NAMBLA (the North 
American Man-Boy Love Association; 
yes, a group solely devoted to advocat- 
ing sex with boys), an integral and 
influential part of the homosexual 
movement, is not doing anything wrong 
at all when advocating child molesta- 
tion. The homosexual movement, and a 
few other powerful lobbying conglom- 
erations have so deluded the American 
public that the country has convinced 
itself that crime only goes one way: 
white on black, straight on gay, male on 
female. The evil establishment, "the 
man," has resorted even to crime to sub- 
ject its victims! Ghastly! 

In weaving their evil magic, homo- 
sexuals have convinced a country that a 
homosexual getting lynched and pistol- 
whipped in Wyoming is not necessarily 
worse than a black man being dragged 

to rid the world of gays by stringing 
them up to a fence and beating them to 
death; thus our elected officials create 
more laws to protect minority groups. 
Even the U.S. Senate has rules protect- 
ing the minority party. If our children 
were taught that homosexuality isn't the 
most evil force in the world, maybe we 
could breed a new generation of open 
minds and a universal love for man - and 

The day Reverend Jerry Falwell 
retires from public life, you'll find me 
celebrating till six in the morning. 
Falwell has his followers convinced that 
homosexuals were part of the reason 
America was attacked on September 1 1. 
A sign from God, eh, Mr. Falwell? 
There are some excellent clergy mem- 
bers in America, some of whom teach at 
our school. But any Bible verse can be 
manipulated and be used for unkind acts. 
The South used many Bible verses to 
claim its divine right to perpetuate slav- 
ery. One of the most widely used verses 
was Genesis 9:24-9:27, which told a 
story of Noah cursing his grandson into 
slavery. I'm not anti-Bible, nor am I 
anti-religion. What I am against is peo- 
ple shutting themselves off from an 
argument just because the Bible "says" it 
is wrong. If Jesus was as compassionate 
as many believe him to be, do you think 
he'd hate Peggy and Sue because they 

to his death behind a pick-up truck, but 
both are somehow worse than the 
crimes of a certain Mr. Dahmer — which 
makes sense, right? I mean, he killed 
his victims over the course of several 
days by putting acid in their brains to 
turn them into sex zombies for his 
enjoyment, but hey — he never claimed 
to hate them. Think about it and think 
about what it implies when a movement 
is so powerful, influential and conniv- 
ing that it can enthrall a nation with its 
manufactured notion that the deciding 
factor in the awfulness of a crime rests 
solely on whether the criminal openly 
stated his distaste for the victim's sexu- 
al preferences or skin color. Think 
about this too: how many "hate-crime" 
trials have you heard of where a black, 
gay, or other self-declared victim of the 
white man murdered a straight white 
male? Are gays and minorities simply 
so full of love, so perfect and righteous, 
that their crimes leave them more inno- 
cent than straight whites? The conclu- 
sion that the homosexual movement has 
come to, and which it would like to 
impose on the rest of the country (as if 
the general public was clever enough to 
actually sit down and think about the 
whole thing), is an emphatic "yes." A 
movement such as this, or really any 
movement that has dragged its exis- 
tence out even this long after the civil 
rights era, has two jobs: to achieve its 
primary political objectives it is 

were married? Homosexuals are not the 
reason for a society's supposed down- 
fall, nor are they the reason for AIDS, no 
ifs, and, or but, about it. 

For those readers who were not liv- 
ing in California two years ago, we had 
the most simple of all propositions on 
the ballot. Proposition 22 provided that 
only marriage between a man and a 
woman is valid or recognized in 
California. This proposition passed by a 
wide margin. Funny, I don't remember a 
proposition asking kids if they really 
wanted to wear bike helmets. Not only 
is the government in our pocketbooks, 
but it has invaded the living rooms and 
dining rooms of our state. With trends 
like this, our state flag should be 
changed from a grizzly bear to a boot 
stomping on the face of human rights 
and dignity. People shouldn't worry 
about the private decisions made by oth- 
ers: motorcycle helmet use, abortion, 
and gay marriage for example. 

Here's an interesting fact: There are 
more homosexuals in the world than 
there are redheads. It's true. So is it 
time to bully us around and blame a ter- 
rorist attack on hair color? I'd hope not. 
The gay rights movement will end when 
people stop seeing something they don't 
understand as filth and zoo exhibit. As 
always, email me to have a civil conver- 
sation, not to ride me. 

absolutely necessary for such a group to 
keep the public convinced that there is 
some sort of oppression, and ongoing 
victimization. Hence "hate-crime." 

Even having pulled huge social and 
political forces to their side in the battle 
against a fabricated enemy, and gaining 
not only equal but better rights than 
other Americans, the gay rights move- 
ment refuses to stop. This makes sense, 
since not even the legitimate parts of 
the civil rights movement of the '60s 
were morally strong enough to admit 
when their job was done or to go about 
letting Americans live their lives undis- 
turbed by constant public turmoil. 
Gays fight now for the right to "marry." 
They slowly seem to be winning the 
battle, but perhaps never will — not for 
any satisfying reason like a state legis- 
lature being too morally strong to legit- 
imate the politics of such a disgusting 
movement, but more likely because 
such an action would simply create a 
legal nightmare. Tax law, and indeed 
almost every area of legislative signifi- 
cance, would have to be drastically 
altered. So, maybe there is some hope. 

In any case, no matter whether 
states start legalizing gay "marriage," 
gays will never be married in the eyes 
of God. The best the homosexual 
movement will ever gain is a hollow 
victory. Let us pray that they never 
even get that far. 

E-mail me 

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February 6, 2002 

Kingsmen baseball 
reedeems itself 

has a 

against Vangaurd rough 

After a disappointing late 
inning loss to Westmont, 
the Kingsmen emerge 
victorious over the Lions 

By Michelle Loughmiller 


Last week the California Lutheran 
University baseball team kicked off the 
season by playing two NAIA teams, 
Westmount College and Vanguard 
University. During the course of the week 
they won two out of the three non-confer- 
ence games giving the Kingsmen an over- 
all record of 2-1. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Kingsmen 
baseball team played their first non-con- 
ference game against the Westmount 

The score remained a 0-0 tie until 
Taylor Slimak hit a solo home run in the 
third inning to put CLU in a 1-0 lead. 

In the fourth inning Manny 
Mesquada lead off with a double and Ryan 
Cooney smacked a home run to bring in 

two runs for CLU. Cooney was followed 
with a solo home run by Aaron Dixon to 
give CLU a 4-0 lead. 

Going into the 7th inning the 
Kingsmen were up 6-2, but Westmont 
earned five runs. CLU answered back by 
gaining five runs of their own from hits by 
Luke Stajcar, Jason Claros, Manny 
Mesquada, and Andy Luttrell. 

The score was now 1 1 -7 with CLU in 
the lead but in the top the eighth inning the 
Warriors used timely hitting to take a 15- 
1 1 lead. The Kingsmen loaded bases in 
the eighth inning but were unable to score. 
The game was then called because of dark- 
ness and CLU ended up with their first 
loss of the season with a final score of 11- 

Senior transfer from the University 
of San Francisco, Chris Thogorson, had a 
great debut by pitching six innings and 
only allowing two earned runs. 

"It was disappointing to loose the 
first game of the season but we know we're 
a better team than we showed", said 
Luttrell. Maybe with a little more time 
CLU could have pulled off a victory. 

Despite a loss on Tuesday the 
Kingsmen had a two game sweep against 
the Vanguard Lions on Saturday, Feb. 2. 

During the first game of the day CLU 
won with a score of 11-4 with 17 hits and 
only two errors. 

Highlights of the game were pitcher 
Ryan Melvin earned his first win of the 
season for the Kingsmen and Ryan 
Cooney hit a home run in the ninth inning. 

During the second game of the day 
the Kingsmen achieved another victory 
with a score of 3-1. Jason Claros lead CLU 
with a home run in the first inning. The 
Lions scored one run in the second inning 
to tie the game, but the Kingsmen added 
runs in the fourth and seventh inning to 
record a 3-1 win and a sweep of the dou- 
ble header. 

Jason Hirsh pitched a complete game 
and only allowed four hits total and one 
earned run. 

"I think we bounced back from a loss 
on Tuesday and played like the team I 
know we are" said Luttrell. 

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By John Botta 

The California Lutheran 
University Softball team is officially 
back in action. 

The Regals led off their pre-sea- 
son schedule at home with a double 
header against Vanguard University on 
Jan. 25. 

In the first game, Cal Lu fell 
behind early and was unable to recover. 

Vanguard pitcher Gina 

Liebengood, a two-time NAIA Ail- 
American, struck out nine of the first 1 1 
CLU batters. 

Posting only one hit the entire 
game, the Regals fell to the Lions, 4-0. 

The second game did not prove to 
be any better for the Regals. After five 
innings, Vanguard had sunTnounted a 9- 
lead, and the game was called. 

The Regals once again were held 
to just one hit. 

Last week, the team played back 
to back double headers, traveling to 
Biola University on Friday, Feb. I, for 
two games, and then to Point Loma on 
Saturday, Feb. 2, for another two. 
Although the Regals lost all four 
games, the biggest loss the team suf- 
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The Echo 11 

Kingsmen lose to Claremont, 
create tie for first in SCIAC 

By Carissa Johnson 

California Lutheran University's 
men's basketball battled to try to hang on 
to first place in the Southern California 
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference stand- 
ings on Saturday against Claremont- 

The Kingsmen came off a road win 
on Saturday, Jan. 26, against the 
University of Redlands, 89-72, to host and 
defeat Pomona-Pitzer College on 
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 66-44. 

It was a strong game for the 
Kingsmen, with the key being tough 
defense that kept Pomona from scoring for 
the first five minutes of the game. 

By half time CLU was ahead 35-21. 

In the second half, the Kingsmen 
dominated, pulling away by 20 points with 
ten minutes remaining. 

"We have a lot of depth and experi- 
ence and we played very good defense," 
said head coach Rich Rider. 

The Kingsmen held Pomona to a sea- 
son low of 44 points. 

This past Saturday, the Kingsmen 
returned to the road to play Claremont. It, 
was a challenge for the Kingsmen, since 
Claremont is always tough at home, and 
the Kingsmen were defeated by 
Claremont, 60-64, creating a tie for first 
place in SCIAC standings. Both teams are 
7-1 in league play and 15-4 overall. 

It was a close game with 13 lead 

30-27, but Claremont took the lead for 
good with a drive to the basket making the 
score 58-60 with one minute remaining. 

"Hopefully we learned 
from the first part of 
the season what it 
takes to compete and 


Sophomore Kerel Sharfner made a 
pair of free-throws to pull the Kingsmen 
within two points with nine seconds to 
play, but then Claremont hit two free- 

obtain the win. 

Sophomore Zareh Avedian led 
CLU's scoring with 18 points. Junior 
Noah Brocious came off the bench to score 
16 points, including four of six from 
behind the three-point line. Senior Jake 
Coffman contributed 14 rebounds. Junior 
Charlie Kundrat added nine points and 
three steals, and junior Victor Esquer pro- 
vided six points, three steals and four 

"We have a lot of key games coming 
up. Hopefully we learned from the first 
part of the season what it takes to compete 
and win ... The kids are playing really 
good basketball right now, but we have a 
lot of challenges ahead and we have to 
maintain our focus," Rider said. 

changes and 12 ties. CLU led at the half throws with two seconds remaining to 

Despite losses, Regals keep 
on learning from experience 

By Cassandra Wolf 


Even though the last four games did 
not prove favorable for the Regals basket- 
ball team, they brought new insight into 
what the team needed to improve. 

Two weeks ago, the Regals lost first 
to Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, 48-62, and 
then to Occidental College, 37-57. 

In the first game, freshman Marissa 

Photograph by Bryan Schmidt 

Freshman Marissa Meadows makes a hard drive for the 
basket with a Whittier defender hot on her trail. 

Meadows led the team with 13 points and 
tied with freshman Valerie Pina for five 
rebounds. Sophomore Julie Cichon and 
freshman Megan Wiser each had eight 
points and freshman Tai Soo made the 
most rebounds with 10. 

In the second game, Cichon scored 
six points, followed by Meadows, Soo and 
senior Lenea Gutierrez, who each had 
five. Soo also tallied eight rebounds. 

Both head coach Kristy Hopkins and 
assistant coach 
Keith Case 

described the two 
games as frustrat- 

"We have not 
competed at the 
level we thought 
we would have," 
Case said. 

"It showed us 
we needed to come 
out more ready to 
play," Hopkins 
said. "[W]hen 
you're in confer- 
ence, any team can 
beat you if you're 
not ready to play. I 
feel good about 
tomorrow's [last 
Tuesday's] game. I 
feel that we've 
learned some les- 
sons and that we'll 
come out ready to 

Last Tuesday, 
Jan. 29, the Regals 
lost to Whittier 
College 60-77, 
thus moving to 2-4 
in conference play. 
Senior Liz Nesbitt 
finished with 18 
points, two blocks 
and six rebounds. 
Cichon and Pina 
recorded 1 3 and 1 1 
points respectively. 

Photographs by Bryan Schir 
Senior Liz Nesbitt (40) leads the young Regals team by example. 

Soo made six rebounds and junior Melody 
Mcintosh made four steals. 

"I think that we came out pretty 
strong in the first half," Mcintosh said of 
the last three games. "Unfortunately, we 
lost steam tn the second half. We didn't 
have enough energy [and] we didn't play 
with the same intensity. It's never fun to 

Despite the losses, Mcintosh and 
Pina believed that the results included 
valuable lessons. 

"Every game has a lesson," said 
Mcintosh. "Sometimes it takes a few 
games to learn. In the last two games, the 
same thing [leading in the first half] has 
happened. Now we know what's wrong 

and we'll try to fix it and come back from 
our four road games with victories. I just 
think we need to realize that if we don't 
play hard the full 40 minutes, we're not 
going to win." 

"Every time you lose you learn 
something new," said Pina. "It makes 
everyone more determined to win — every 
time you come out stronger." 

The following night, the Regals lost 
to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, 55- 
68. Nesbitt led the team with 12 points, 
three steals and eight rebounds. Soo tal- 
lied 11 points and two steals, Gutierrez 
posted seven points and two steals and 
Cichon and Meadows scored seven points 
and four rebounds each. 

12 The Echo 


February 6, 2002 


Changes for 
soccer league 

By Tory Fithian 

Student Life is sponsoring intramural 
soccer, basketball, and softball for the 
spring semester. 

This year soccer will be played 
indoors, right in the middle of campus in 
the gym. Due to cold weather it was 
decided that soccer be played indoors, and 
there are more teams signed up to play this 
year than last year. 

Jenny Brydon, Coordinator of 
Intramural Sports, acknowledged that with 
the help of Dan Kuntz, head soccer coach, 
IM soccer has new goals for the gym as 
well as new indoor soccer balls. Another 

addition to intramural soccer this year will 
include referees that are certified soccer 
refs. They will oversee the games and 
make sure that the rules are enforced 
through the duration of each game. 

Soccer season will only be one 
month long season and games begin on 
Thursday, Feb. 7. Games will be played 
on Sundays and Thursdays from 9 p.m. -- 
1 a.m. in the gym. 

Student Life is very excited about 
intramural soccer and all of the changes 
that have been added this year. 

Intramural softball and basketball are 
coming soon too. Sign ups for the spring 
leagues start on Thursday, Feb. 14 and 
games start the first week of March. 

Indoor Soccer 

Thursdav, Feb. 7 

Sundav. Feb. 10 
9 p.m. 

9 p.m. 

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10 p.m. 

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Today, February 6 

Saturday, February 9 

M basketball vs. Occidental 

M baseball vs. Menlo (2) 

7:30 p.m. 

11 a.m. 
M basketball vs. Cal Tech 

Thursday, February 7 


M golf at Occidental 

12:30 p.m. 

Monday, February 11 

M tennis vs. Westmont 

Friday, February 8 

2 p.m. 

W basketball at Cal Tech 

7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 12 

M baseball at Menlo 

W basketball at Redlands 

2:30 p.m. 

7:30 p.m. 

M tennis vs. Whittier 

2 p.m. 

W tennis at Whittier 

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February 13, 2002 




Drama Preview: A view from a 

Beware of the Sibling invasion 
in the month of March. 

SOS: Programs Board needs 
your help! 

Kingsmen baseball return from 
Menlo College undefeated. 

See story page 5 

See story page 4 

See story page 3 

See story page ti 

Leaders in search of their 
empowering phone booth 

By Rachel Eskesen 


At least 200 students crawled out of 
bed on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 9, to 
congregate outside Overton Hall for 
CLU's Sixth Annual Leadership Institute. 

"Leadership.. .Is It In You?" was the 
theme of this years conference. This one- 
day conference planned by the Office of 
Student Programs is designed to help stu- 
dents who are dedicated to developing and 
enriching their leadership skills. Making 
contact with your inner leader was the 

theme of the day with sports paraphernalia 
and Gatorade bottles decorating the room 
sporting the logo, "Leadership is it in 

Opening Ceremonies introduced the 
group of aspiring leaders to the highly 
enthusiastic keynote speaker, Darin Eich. 
Darin kept the groups attention with sever- 
al taped musical melodies integrated into 

his lively speeches. 

"There is a superman inside of us all, 
just looking for a phone booth." said Darin 
in reference to the theme of the day. 

Emphasizing the merit of individual- 
ity and letting personal quirks be a source 
of definition, Darin did not hesitate to 
dance and lip sync to a six song melody of 
his favorite artist, Michael Bolton. 

Students in attendance were encour- 
aged to ponder ways that they themselves 
could stand out. and in doing so, are one 
step closer to being a leader. Students then 

Please see LEADERSHIP, Page 4 


By Kiesha Edwards 


A full appreciation of the cele- 
bration of Black History Month 
requires a review of the social and 
academic climate that prevailed in the 
Western world, especially in North 
America before 1926 when Black 
History Month was established. 

Between 1619 and 1926, African 
Americans and other people of 
African descent were classified as a 
race that had not made any contribu- 
tions to human civilization. They 
were continually dehumanized and 
relegated to the position of non-citi- 
zens and often defined as fractions of 

Please see CULTURE, Page 3 

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Chuck Bomar, Pastor at Cornerstone Speaker- Jim Schmidt does not hesitate to Junior Nik Namba was one of the many 

Church in Simi Valley spoke on Thess L smile for the camera during his lecture. volunteer peer speakers at the forum. 

Photograph by Bryan Schmidt 
Dr. Jack G. Shaheen speaks of his 
views on Arab Muslim stereotyping. 

Health Insurance a Ethnic 

Student Can afford differences 

By Tory Fithian 


California Lutheran recognizes that 
all students may not have access to health 
insurance. Therefore, the "Domestic 
Student Accident & Sickness Insurance 
Plan" is available from Somerton Student 
Insurance Service. The insurance plan is 
affordable and important to have because 
obtaining health insurance is the best way 
to protect yourself from high health care 

Although it is unknown just how 
many students have obtained this insur- 
ance plan, a spokesperson from the CLU 
Health & Counseling Office admits that 
roughly "thirty students have actually 
purchased the insurance." Although, 
there is no way of truly finding out how 

many students have obtained the insur- 

All enrolled, registered students of 
California Lutheran University are eligi- 
ble for coverage. A "student" is anyone 
enrolled and registered, and attending 
classes with six or more credits per 
semester. The student must also attend 
forty-five days of class when the initial 
insurance is purchased. Somerton 
Insurance offers rates of $765.00 for one 
year of coverage. The fees may be paid in 
one annual installment or in quarterly 
installments. The insured is responsible 
for a $150.00 policy year deductible per 
person, meaning they must have pur- 
chased an entire year's worth of insur- 
ance. When the insured uses a medical 
provider under the insurance's company 

plan, the company will cover up to eighty 
percent of the expenses. When the 
insured opts to use a medical provider of 
their own choice not on the company's 
plan, the company will cover up to sixty 
percent of the expenses incurred. 

Any individual who purchases the 
insurance will receive an identification 
card that must be presented to the med- 
ical provider at the time of treatment. 
The insurance plan also offers a feature 
known as the Preferred Provider 
Organization (PPO), - which provides 
medical care at discounted rates. 

If you or someone you know is hav- 
ing difficulties obtaining health insurance 
this Student Health Insurance Plan may 
be for you. Brochures are located in the 
Health & Counseling Office. 

By Lisa Radberg 


"Resolving Arab Muslim 
Stereotypes: Finding Common 
Ground" was the topic when interna- 
tionally acclaimed author and media 
critic Jack G. Shaheen, Ph.D., spoke to 
the CLU community in Samuelson 
Chapel, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. 

"Why are we being taught to hate 
a people we really don't know?" was 
one of many questions Shaheen posed 
to the audience. A part of CLU's 
Colloquium of Scholars series, the lec- 
ture was co-sponsored by the CLU 
Communication and History depart- 
ments. It was Shaheen's fourth visit to 

A native of Pittsburgh, Shaheen is a 
former CBS news consultant on Middle 
Please see ARABS, Page 3 

The Echo 


February 13, 2002 

a clu peek at this week 

today ary 13 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Church Council Meeting 
Chapel Lounge 
7:30 p.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


february 14 

FCA Meeting 
Nygreen 1 
5 p.m. 

Arena Football Intramurals 


8 p.m. 

Tlie NEED 

Student Union Building 

10 p.m. 


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Worship Service^ 
Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 

Arena Football Intramurals 


8 p.m. 

Haiuaiian Club Meeting 


8 p.m. 


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Marketing Club 
Peters 106 
5:30 p.m. 

]IF Meeting 
Overton Hall 

7 p.m. 

Word Up Bible Study 
Chapel Lounge 

8 p.m. 





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To get your ticket before they're all sold out,- 

stop by the Multicultural Office in the SUB 

or give them a call at x3223. 

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Las Posas Rd., right onto Arneil Rd. and a final right onto Pickwick Dr. 

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Feb. 19 through March 1. 

Mon. - Thur. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Fri.: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Yeardiscs are free to seniors and all students who have 
their portrait taken. 

call the yeardisc office at x3805 

Classic Films Screened 

The 2002 CLU Film Studies Series , organized as part of the CLU Film History Class, will 
begin Thur., Feb. 7, 2002 at 7 p.m. in the Forum— and continue every Thursday evening 
throughout the regular semester. Films to be screened represent some of the most influ- 
ential and innovative filmmakers in the first 100 years of film history. Many of these films 
are hard to find and have been recently purchased by CLU as part of the University's expand- 
ing Film Library. Experience these masterpieces of cinema as they were meant to be - on the 
big screen! There is no charge for admission, which is open to all faculty and students. 

FEBRUARY 13, 2002 


ideas requested 

The Echo 3 

By Kim Nelli 

Did you know there was a hypno- 
tist on campus Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. in the 
CLU gym? Did you know there was an 
All-You-Can-Eat-Pizza Night at 
Ameci's Pizza Parlor on Feb. 1? If you 
are wondering why you did not know 
about these events you are not the only 

The Programs Board at CLU 
organizes these events and have been 
meeting every Monday at 6:30 p.m in 
Nygreen 2., going over the different 
events that have occurred and that will 
happen on and off campus. 

Lam Green, a senior representative 
from the Programs Board said, "Ameci's 
pizza went alright, and it was not the 
best program, only about 100 people 
showed up". 

With 'only 100 people attending 
you may ask why there was such a small 
turn out? The results can be explained 
simply, students just don't know. 

The Programs board does a great 
job, working together to bring excite- 
ment and diversity to the CLU student 
body but the problem is that the word is 
not being spread. 

"The information needs to be 
thrown at us, we do not want to have to 
look for events on and off campus," said 
senior Jessie Armacost. 

Finding information on upcoming 
events can be difficult, when searching 
the CLU website it is difficult to find 
these events. Maybe there should be a 
separate heading for CLU Program's 
Board events on the home page. 

Senior Lisa McCreary said, "We 
usually get a monthly calendar placed on 
our door but there is not enough infor- 
mation and once we look at it we usual- 
ly forget to check again. Then we make 
other plans realizing after, there was an 

So here's a little reminder of 
upcoming events: there will be a come- 
dian here on campus on Feb. 22 and 
reduce priced Janss Marketplace movie 
tickets are on sale in the SUB; however, 
only 200 are available so purchase them 

So what can you do as an inquir- 
ing student? Send your ideas to the 
Echo or to the Programs Board on 
how the promotion of events can be 

How can we get your 

Send your ideas to the Echo: Box #3650 
or to the Student Programs office: Box #6300 

Arabs: An ethnicity 
hurt by stereotyping 

I Continued from Page i 

East affairs. He has written for such publica- 
tions as Newsweek, Washington Post and 
L.A. Times, and authored books such as 
"Reel Bad Arabs." 

"I speak to you in wanting peace and 
justice," Shaheen said. Giving examples of 
how vilification of ethnic minorities have 
had devastating consequences in the past, 
Shaheen claims that the lesson to learn from 
history is to speak up against injustice and 
never remain silent. 

Explaining why 
stereotypes exist, Shaheen 
pointed out that media 
dehumanize Muslim 
Arabs by not showing 
them with their families or 
in contexts that Americans 
can relate to easily. 

Toward the end of 
the lecture, Shaheen 
showed a clip from the 
blockbuster Rules of 
Engagement (2000), in 
which U.S. Marines mow 
down Yemeni citizens 
with machine guns. "I 
consider it one of the most 

racist films produced in the last hundred 
years," Shaheen said. 

"American Muslim parents* main job 
today is to protect their children from watch- 
ing TV or going to the movies," Shaheen 

"He [Shaheen] really backed up what 
he said by showing those clips," said senior 
Carrie Rempher, a communication major. 
"He reinforced that movies have an effect on 

Culture: February honors 
African American culture 

Continued from Page 1 

humans. In fact. Professor 
John Burgess, the founder 
of Columbia University 
graduate school of Political 
Science and an important 
figure in American scholar- 
ship defined the African 
race as "a race of men 
which has never created 
any civilization of any kind" 

It was this type of comment that 
inspired the talented and brilliant African 
American scholar. Dr. Carter Godwin 
Woodson to lead the struggle and search 
for the truth and institu- 
tionalize what was then 
referred to as "Negro 
History Week." 

Woodson dropped out of mainstream 
academia to devote his life to the scien- 
tific study of the African experience in 
America, Africa and throughout the 

The "Negro History Week" was 
launched in 1926 to neutralize the appar- 
ent ignorance and deliberate distortion of 
Black History. Meetings 
and lectures were organized 
to climax the scientific 
study of the African experi- 
ence throughout the year in 
order to give a more objec- 
tive and scholarly balance 


in American and World 

Today, this national 
and international obser- 
vance has been expanded to i 
encompass the entire month 
of February. The month of 
February is significant and 
recognized in African 
American history for the birthdays of 
great African American pioneers and 

These include the birthdays of 
Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, 
Langston Hughes. Eubie 
Blake, NAACP and the 
first Pan African 

Black History Month takes on a sig- 
nificant meaning as we approach the 2 1 st 
century. Civil rights laws and celebra- 
tions such as Black History Month have 
exposed the legal consequences of overt 
discriminatory practices and racial 
harassment. The struggles for, and 
achievement of independ- 
ence of by African coun- 
tries in the 20 tn century 
have shown the strength, 
the humanity, and the con- 
tributions of the African 
culture to the human civi- 
lization. ;,,;,, 

New pool side 

By Emily Holden 


Photograph by Bryan Schmidt 
Dr. Shaheen firmly expressed his beliefs on the topic. 

The ASCLU Senate meeting opened 
with a report from, Mike Fuller, the 
Associate Dean of Students and Director 
of Student Life, discussing the Leadership 
Institute on Sat., Feb. 9. 

"This year 170 students signed up 
for the Leadership Institute, that is about 
50 more than ever before," said Fuller. 

Discussion was also geared towards 
next weeks meeting in which senior sena- 
tor Nathan Miller said, "The next meeting 
is Feb. 25 and we will be discussing cafe- 
teria policy changes." 

Miller also encouraged student input 
regarding the cafeteria policies and how 
they should be altered. 

As for progress on current projects. 
Senate is still waiting for email responses 
regarding a new fence to be installed 
around the foot- 
ball stadium, the 
new barbecue and 
patio furniture to 
go in near the pool 
and the new team 
photographs to be 
placed in the stu- 
dent union build- 

"We are still 
waiting for the 11 
x 14 pictures of all 
15 fall and spring 
sports teams, once 

and they will be installed," said junior sen- 
ator, Natalie Roberts. 

Freshman orientation agenda and 
format was also debated. Some senators 
feel that orientation should be focused 
more on academics and less on fun, while 
others feel orientation works well the way 
it is. 

"In the beginning, freshman are 
more worried about living with someone 
new for the first time than the start of 
classes," said Fuller. 

There have already been some 
changes planned for next year's freshman. 
Freshmen fall schedule will be 70 % set 
for them and later they can add 2 courses 
and change what they need to. 

The meeting concluded with the 
appointment of Shanelle Kindel to the 
freshman senator position. 

ASCLU Senate meetings are held 
every Monday at 5:15 p.m. in Nygreen 2. 

Photograph by Malin Lundblad 

we have those we Junior senator Natalie Roberts reported on the progress of 
will order frames athletic photos to be installed in the SUB. 

4 The Echo 


February 13, 2002 

RHA brings tons of fun in the month of 
March for students and their siblings 

By April Vodden 

"This was RHA's first regular meet- 
ing of the semester and in true RHA spir- 
it, it was tons of fun," ASCLU President, 
Kim McHale said. 

McHale reported that there will be 
interest meetings in the SUB on February 
20 and 21 for anyone interested in run- 
ning for an ASCLU position for the 2002- 
2003 school year. 

According to Stine Odegard, 
National Residence Hall Honorary 
(NRHH) Chancellor, nomination forms 
for "Of the Month" awards are available 
at the SUB front desk. 

"Recognizing someone's hard work 
when they do not expect it can be a great 

compliment," Odegard said. 

Odegard recently won Honorable 
Mention for NRHH National RA of the 
Month for October. 

RHA is currently working on plans 
for the upcoming Siblings Weekend, 
March 8, 9 and 10. 

"If you have little siblings. -cousins 
or friends who want to come visit, this 
would be a great time to invite them," 
McHale said. 

Some of the events planned for 
Siblings Weekend include mini-golfing at 
Golf V Stuff Friday, March 8. at 9 p.m. 
and Wacky Wild Hall Olympics on 
Saturday, March 9 in Kingsmen Park at 1 
p.m. The first 100 CLU students with ID 
get in free to the Golf V Stuff event. 

The hall councils are busy planning 
events for their halls. New West Hall 
Council is planning a Valentines Day 

"If you have little sib- 
lings, cousins or 
friends who want to 
come visit, this would 
be a great time to 
invite them." 

KIM McHALE {'02) 

Gram program in which residents can 
send Valentines to their friends. In Old 
West the council is serving up dessert and 
screening the movie "Ax Murderer" on 

Wednesday, February 13. The Thompson, 
Pederson. and Mt. Clef Hall Councils all 
planned Super Bowl parties held on 
Sunday, February 3. The Pederson Hall 
Council is currently planning a dessert 
and Jazz night with the RAs. 

RHA's Feb. 4 meeting concluded 
with the approved appointment of three 
new RHA members. The board approved 
the appointments of Kyle Wells as Old 
West Programmer, Danielle Ugas as 
Thompson Marketer and Casey 
Fetkenhier as President of New West. 

"I am glad that I got the job. and I 
will try to do my best," said Fetkenhier. 

ASCLU RHA meetings are held 
every Monday at 8:30 p.m. in Nygreen 2. 

Leadership: forum 
for CLU students 

■ Continued from Page 1 

choose one of four interactive enriching 
workshops to attend during the first peri- 

The selection of session topics varied 
from "Mentoring and Fostering 
Leadership" to "Leading the Organized 
Way." The assortment of topics allowed 
each student to choose something that they 
felt applied to their individual self After 
lunch, participants had the choice to attend 
round table discussions, each with a dif- 
ferent topic for discourse. 

The isolated discussions opened an 
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The leadership forum helps stu- 
dents develop the qualities CLU has 
grown from in the past 43 years. 

more informally and personally about 
leadership skills and experience. 
"The Leadership Institute has been quite a 
fun experience so far. Filled with energy 
and many potential leaders," sophomore 
Keith Jones said. 

Educational session number two was 
equally diverse in the session selected as 
the first. Included in this time slot was 
Nik Namba offering a session entitled 
"Searching for a Lost Art" which focused 
on finding leadership characteristics 
essential to making an impact. 

The third and final session for the 
day was comprised of speakers who had 
spoken at past leadership institutes and 
earned stellar evaluations from their audi- 
ence. This MVP session offered the stu- 
dents an opportunity to partake in the best 
of past conferences. 

Speaking of her experience during 
the day's events, freshman Shanelle 
Kindel said, " The Leadership Institute 
was inspirational and has motivated me to 
think of ways I can positively contribute to 
my school community and be a more 
effective leader." 

Honing leadership skills and tapping 
into personal leadership strengths is an 
ongoing process for all leaders. The 
Leadership Institute offered information 
and tactics on how to discover these qual- 
ities inside the individual. Students were 
also taught the importance of integrating 
personal eccentricities into leadership. 

As Darin Eich said, "If you're just 
part of the herd, sooner or later, you're 
going to get milked." 

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difference and celebrate black culture and its impact on society. 

February 13, 2002 


The Echo 5 

Mainstage Theater to 
debut Arthur Miller's 
classic play: "A View 
from the Bridge" 

By Teresa Olson 

A 16-year-old Italian beauty, her over- 
protective uncle and an illegal immigrant. 
It sounds like material for Jerry Springer, 
but think again. They are actually the three 
main characters in CLU's upcoming play 
"A View From the Bridge." 

Directed by Ken Gardner, this play 
stars many talented students here at CLU, 
including Andrew Graft as Eddie, Haley 
White as Beatrice, Jacquelynne Fontaine 
as Catherine, Paul Benz as Rodolpho, 
Jacob Nannery as Marco and Tyrel Miles 
as Alfeiri. 

The play takes place in Brooklyn in 
the late 1940s. Seeking escape from the 

flat-lined economy of Italy, Marco and 
Rodolpho find refuge illegally with distant 
family in the U.S. 

The play, written by Arthur Miller 
(who also wrote "The Crucible" and 
"Death of a Salesman") depicts the results 
of jealousy and betrayal in a family. 

Gardner says that he picked the play 
because it deals with strong social issues 
"that may be over 40 years old, but it are 
still very relevant." 

The show will play in the forum 
March 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and 
at 2 p.m. on March 17. Staff and students 
get in for free, and general admission is 

Tickets go on sale March 4 in the 


Photograph courtesy of Public Information 

A scene from the upcoming drama department's production of Arthur Millers 
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book review 

"Small Miracles: Extraordinary 
Coincidences from Everyday Life" 
proves to be very inspirational 

By Kim Allen 

Have you ever experienced a moment 
in which a seemingly random event 
unveiled itself later as strangely meaning- 
ful? Whether it was as simple as anticipat- 
ing a phone call, or as dramatic as rekin- 
dling a lost love, what you experienced 
may have been more significant than you 
thought. It may be nothing less than a 
small miracle, the work of angels, or a 
message from a higher power. These 
moments are shared in "Small Miracles: 
Extraordinary Coincidences from 
Everyday Life." 

It is a little-publicized bestseller edit- 
ed by Yitta Halberstam and Judith 

The book is full of real-life experi- 
ences, that appear to be chance acts and 
turn out to be anything but. 

The book includes over 60 stories 
written by people like Greg O'Leary, a 
man who was walking down a dimly lit 
street and heard a noise coming from 
behind the bushes. It sounded like a 
woman being attacked, but he feared that 
if he got involved the attacker would also 
jjurt him. Fortunately, he found strength 
within himself to interfere and ended up 
saving a girl's life. 

The twist to the story is that the girl 
being attacked was his daughter. This 
illustrates the book's theme of amazing 
coincidences and not just random happen- 

"It's the best thing to read when you 
just want to sit down and relax to get your 
mind off things. It is very inspirational. 
Each story leaves you with such a sense of 
enlightenment. Miracles do happen and 
these little stories reassure you that they 
do," freshman Lauren Habib said. 

One does not need to be a particularly 
religious person to enjoy this book. It 
stands on its own as an entertaining and 
enthralling piece of literature. 

At the end of each anecdote are com- 
ments written by the editors that explain 
the meaning in the stories. These com- 
ments really bring home the ideas intro- 
duced in the works. They show what the 
stories have to offer us in learning about 
how God is working in every aspect of our 
lives. He shines through these little mira- 
cles. The wonderful experiences related in 
the book prove the abundance of blessings 
that can occur in everyday life. 

"Small Miracles: Extraordinary 
Coincidences from Everyday Life" is easy 
and inspirational reading. The book is 
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Answers to crossword puzzle 113 

Crossword puzzle 113 


I Hits 

6 Saying 

II Mimic 

12 Lull; quiet 

14 Delete 

15 Sun-dried brick 

17 Prosecuting lawyer (abbr.) 

18 Time period 

19 Fish 

20 Pullet 

21 Direction (abbr.) 

22 Bolt 

23 Go by 

24 Fur 

26 Extravagance 

27 How all gerunds end 

28 Time zone (abbr.) 

29 Area 
31 Beams 

34 High cards 

35 Ward on 

37 Near 

38 Each 

39 Gem 

40 Eggs 

41 Pronoun 

42 Tied up 

43 Same 

44 Disclaim 
46 Grow 

48 Rude 

49 Clock face 


1 Heckle 

2 Great lake 

3 Craft 

4 Preposition 

5 Hungry 

6 Almost 

8 Hole-in-one 

9 Southern state (abbr) 

10 Oldest 

11 A ptee. (obsolete) 

19 Hue; dye 

20 Hurry 

22 Circles 

23 Obsolete 

25 Digger 

26 Spin 

29 Fast 

30 Containing add 

31 Grounded 

32 Black birds 

33 Upright position 

35 Dazes 

36 2.000 pounds 

39 Seeds 

40 Ellipse 

42 Snake 

43 Environment group (abbr.) 
45 Senior (abbr ) 

47 Eleven (Roman) 


16 Deer 

6 The Echo 


February 13, 2002 

Brian Joseph commands attention on the stage 

Photograph by Shane Sobel 

A spellbound audience member enjoys spectacular music 
and the intimate setting of the Canyon Club. 

Photograph by Shane Sobel 

Brain Joseph getting ready to kick off week four of the Canyon Club's^'Story Teller Series.' 
Joseph's 10-song acoustic set displayed his great musicianship and vocal versatility. 

Photograph by Shane Sobel 

Jared Burton (far left) shocked audience members with his 
compelling lyrics and strong tenor vocal range. 

By Mark Glesne 

Brian Joseph had the audience's full 
attention from his first note as he opened 
another night of intimate performances at 
the Canyon Club's "Story Teller Series," 
Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. Standing just feet from the 
audience, among candle-lit tables and 
chairs, Joseph left the stage behind to 
engage his audience. 

Throughout his 10-song set, Joseph's 
acoustic styling and ever-changing 
melodies told stories from a perspective all 
his own. Joseph had an array of surprising 
aspects, including unconventional tunings, 
strategic capo settings, string slapping, 
upstrokes and harmonics, to keep his 

brought into focus some of the smaller 
things in life through a light-hearted coun- 
try ballad, social commentary and simple, 
yet heartfelt songs. 

"[Brian Joseph] is probably the most 
original solo artist I have heard in a long 
time. I liked how his songs told stories and 
talked about the oddities in life," remarked 
junior Luke Lundmark. 

Joseph's humor and hint of southern 
dialect never detracted from his warm 
vocal tone and versatility. He was honest, 
insightful, entertaining, surprising and dis- 
played great musicianship: a most impres- 
sive performance. 

The same could not be said, however, 
about the next act. Three unlikely artists 
took the stage together and methodically 

Hobson from That Fat Frog and Jenni 
Alpert performed four songs each. 

Chris Jones had a voice similar to the 
artist Jamiroquai that did not blend well 
with his sporadic, Tim Reynolds-style gui- 
tar playing. 

Erin Hobson, who performed last 
week with her full band, was the strongest 
performer of the three. Jenni Alpert dis- 
played an amazing voice; however, it 
belongs on stage as a part of a musical or 
an opera. Alpert was too dramatic in her 
performance, which seemed to conflict 
with the acoustic atmosphere. 

In true musical fashion Jared Burton 
peeked out from behind his thick-framed 
glasses and from under his fluorescent 
rainbow beanie and shocked the remaining 

stay long enough to hear him perform. The 
movements and appearance of this fifth- 
year senior (UCLA) resembled that of a 
younger, grungier Dave Matthews, with a 
strong tenor vocal range that he used very 
well. In similar fashion to the other acts, 
his lyrics told stories, but with much better 
versatility than seen earlier. His mature 
voice and story-telling tone were original 
and refreshing. 

Burton's lyrical ventures took his lis- 
teners on paths through the sullen, the 
uplifting, the realistic, the personal, the 
emotional and the political. He cites as his 
influences artists such as Bob Dylan, the 
Trees, Saul Williams and Rage Against 
The Machine. Comparisons aside, Jared 
Burton's performance was original and 

music light and interesting. His lyrics rotated songs. Chris Jones and Erin audience members fortunate enough to compelling. 

Entertainment for music and 
theater lovers in the L.A. area 

By Jannette Jauregui 

In the next month, many popular acts 
will be coming to Southern California. The 
following listings are only some of the 
events coming to the area, and many of the 
acts will be performing on more occasions 
than those mentioned. 


The House of Blues, Hollywood: 

•Craig David on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 9 
p.m. Ticket prices are $30. Also on Feb. 20 
at 7:30 p.m. 

•Busta Rhymes on Friday, Feb. 22 at 
7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $35. 

•Erykah Badu on Wednesday, Feb. 27 
at 9 p.m. Ticket prices are $50. 

•Wu Tang Clan on Tuesday, March 5 
at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $35. 

The House of Blues, Anaheim: 

•Los Lobos on Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 
p.m. Ticket prices are $35. 

•Wu Tang Clan on Monday, March 4 
at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $35. 

•Dilated Peoples on Thursday, March 

7 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $25. 

Universal Amphitheatre, Universal 

•Busta Rhymes on Thursday, Feb. 28 
at 8: 15 p.m. Ticket prices range from $25- 

Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles: 

•Alicia Keys on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 

8 p.m. Also on Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m. 
Ticket prices range from $32-$72. 

Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles: 
•Mary J. Blige on Wednesday, March 
6 at 8 p.m. Also on Thursday, March 7 at 8 
p.m. Ticket prices range from $32.50- 


Long Beach Convention Center, 
Long Beach: 

•No Doubt on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 
7:30 p .m. Ticket prices are $50. 

California State University 

•Folk and Roots Festival on Saturday, 
March 2 at 1 p.m. Ticket prices range from 

Great Western Forum, Inglewood: 

•The Eagles, Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks 
and Sheryl Crow on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 
7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $40- 

Palace Theater, Hollywood: 

•Dilated Peoples on Wednesday, 
March 6 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $27.50. 


•"My Fair Lady" at the Bakersfield 

Centennial Garden and Convention Center 
on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. Ticket 
prices range from $25-$42.50. 

•"Annie Get Your Gun" at the 
Pasadena Civic on Friday, March 1 at 8 
p.m. Ticket prices range from $20-$55. 

•"The King and I" at the Thousand 
Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Sunday, March 3 
at 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $30.50- 

•"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" at the 
Ralph Freud Playhouse at UCLA on 
Tuesday, March 5 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices 
are $160. 

•"The Lion King" is still playing at 
the Pantages Theatre throughout the next 
few months. Ticket prices range from $15- 

For more information, or to purchase 
tickets, visit 

February 13, 2002 


The Echo 7 

Campus Quotes 

How are you going to spend Valentine's Day? 

Billy Proctor, communications, sopho- 

"My girlfriend, Becca is going to 
have the most romantic dinner ever in 
Malibu and afterward we are going to go 
walk along the water. She really means a 
lot to me." 

Michelle Courtenay, pyschology, sopho- 

"I am leaving him a note in his mail- 
box, sending him a flower and asking him 
to be my Valentine. He does go here." 

Ken Westphalen, criminal justice, sopho- 

"I am going home to see my girlfriend 
and I am going to fill her room with roses. 
Then take her to a cabin in Tahoe for the 

Jessica Magro, biology, sophomore 

"I am going to leave something spe- 
cial on his car to surprise my boyfriend. 1 
am going to take him to the ocean in 
Malibu. He likes rice and hot chocolate. 
So I am going to ask my friends to set 
something up beforehand to surprise him." 

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Dan Norton, criminal justice, sophomore Desean Hannans, physical fitness, senior 

Juana Torres, enviromental studies, soph- 

"I am going home to see my girl- 
friend. She lives in Colfax, Calif, which is 
a six-hour drive. I am going to take her out 
to dinner and take her flying since 1 have 
my pilot license." 

"I love Valentine's, 1 just don't have a 
Valentine. I am going shopping and going 
out with my boys on Valentine's Day. It is 
a pre-party before my birthday party. The 
next day is my birthday and I am going to 
some local clubs with my boys." 

Campus Quotes are compiled .by Jackie Dannaker 

"I am going out to dinner and to the 
Rumba Room to go salsa dancing. He is 
driving from my hometown to see me." 

Wade Anderson, sports medicine, junior 

"1 am going home to Fresno, Calif, to 
surprise her. 1 am going to bring flowers 
and take her out to dinner. I am excited to 
see her because it has been a while." 

Internet access 
improved to ease 
online congestion 
in residence halls 

The Echo is looking for extraordinary 

students, faculty, and staff that go above and 

beyond CLU to spotlight. 

If you have a recommendation, email The Echo at 

Great news! Over winter break 
improvements were made to CLU's net- 
work to enhance performance necessary to 
meet the constantly increasing demand for 
high-speed Internet access. Residence 
halls were split off from the main campus 
network, allowing for three full Tl lines 
providing Internet access to the dorms. (A 
Tl line is the designation that telephone 
companies use for point-to-point digital 
circuits, equivalent to 30 times the speed 
of a 56 Kbps modem.) 

For students this means less network 
congestion in the labs, classrooms and 
dormitories. This new improvement is yet 
another step CLU has taken to keep pace 
with the ever-increasing demand for high 
speed Internet access. 

Questions about Internet access for 
the residence halls may be directed to the 
Help Desk (x3698 or 

<<g) Thousand Oaks 


Fleet and Internet Manager 

2401 Thousand Oaks Blvd. 
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 



FAX (805) 497-0740 

PGR (818) 226-8217 

Please call me for special student rates. 

8 The Echo 


February 13, 2002 

Nothing personal, just opinions 

How to 


Letters to the Editor 

Calif. Lutheran Univ. 

60 W. Olsen Rd. #3650 

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 


(805) 493-3465 


Letters to the editor are 
welcome on any topic related 

to CLU or to The Echo. 

Letters must include the 
writer's name, year/position 

and major/department. 

Letters are subject to editing 
for space and clarity. 

The Echo 

The Echo will not be pub- 
lished on the following 

January 30, 2002 

March 27, 2002 

April 3, 2002 

May 15, 2002 


By Michele Hatler 


The opinion page includes a dis- 
claimer that explains that the ideas and 
thoughts expressed in The Echo are not 
necessarily those of the staff. Opinions 
can be expressed freely in this country, 

and it is the newspaper's job to provide a 
forum for those opinions. Letters to the 
editor providing opinions about the 
columns are good feedback. But please 
do not judge or put down the character of 
The Echo staff for decisions made about 
column content. 

In the past, Bret Rumbeck and Jason 
Scott have viewed the pro and con sides 
to other controversial subjects like abor- 
tion and prayer in school. There is no rea- 
son why the issue of homosexuality 
shouldn't be addressed as well. The 
columns were not included in the issue to 
attack gays and lesbians. They were there 
to discuss two sides of the subject. 

To some, the columns seemed insen- 
sitive and hateful. However they just pre- 
sented two sides of an issue that is con- 
troversial and topical. This issue's 

"Letters to the Editor" prove that the 
campus community contains people who 
feel strongly about both sides, pro and 
con. I'm not agreeing with either writer 
or their opinions, and I don't have to. 
Neither do you. It's an opinion page. 

If you would like to write a letter to 
the editor or a guest editorial please do. 
The Echo isn't biased about opinion arti- 
cles. We print the students' ideas and 
thoughts, as part of our duty as a student 
newspaper. The goal is not to please the 
whole CLU community all of the time, 
but to represent it in its diversity of opin- 

If you do not agree with the decision 
makingof the editorial staff, then please 
join The Echo and make it better. Please 
email all letters and comments to 

Letters to the Editor 

As a Christian at this 'Christian' uni- 
versity. 1 feel the responsibility to defend 
those who think homosexuality is unnatu- 
ral in God's eyes. Apparently the liberals 
who preach their tolerance are not so tol- 
erant of those who claim the Bible is truth 
and seek to live it out. Ironic? I have seen 
more intolerance towards us "crazy funda- 
mentalists" than any other group. 

First off, I don't think it's fair to com- 
pare the gay rights movement to that of 
the civil rights. I do agree that no one 
should be discriminated against. All crime 
is committed from hate in the heart, 
regardless of who it's against, or for what 
reasons. Should a Christian hate someone 
because they struggle with homosexuali- 
ty? Of course not! A Christian should not 
hate anyone. Brett mentioned that Jesus 
was compassionate and Christians are not. 
Well Brett seems to have missed a key 

Compassion does not mean allowing 
people to do what they want. Is it com- 
passionate to allow an alcoholic to drink? 
Why is telling someone that what they are 
doing is wrong considered intolerant? 
Compassion is loving people, caring for 
them, and you can absolutely do that 
while still not supporting them in their 
lifestyle. Matthew Shepard, the one who 
was "strung up on a fence and beat" in 
Wyoming, was not killed by Christians. 
He was killed by two ignorant, cracked- 

out men. Why is blame ascribed to 
Christians in general? The Bible is clear 
about God's view on homosexuality. 
There is no twisting involved. The pro-gay 
theologians are the ones who have to twist 
and deny. If God designed marriage to be 
between a man and a woman, I have to 
accept it, no matter what anyone 'feels.* 

I know this will make some uncom- 
fortable. Others will call me close-minded 
and judgmental. As long as I speak the 
truth and love people through my actions, 
you can call me whatever you want. I have 
been called those things before. But in the 
end, it is more important to please God 
than people. 

Burke Wallace 

Political Science/Religion '03 

Please tell me that I only imagined Jason 
Scott's mean-spirited, homophobic opinion that 
was published in the February 6 issue of the 
Echo (Homosexuality: Nature or Nurture), or 
that the Echo decided to print a satirical edition, 
or perhaps that we're all on Candid Camera (I'm 
not smiling). Please tell me that this Neanderthal 
form of thinking does not represent a single 
other being at Cal Lutheran. And finally, please 
tell me that the editors of the Echo were forced 
at gunpoint to print such effluvium. 

Edward Julius 

Professor of Business Administration 

Even though I am a firm believer 
in free speech, I nonetheless think 
that the editors of The Echo demon- 
strated poor judgment in the printing 
of hate speech. The paper may print a 
disclaimer stating that the ideas 
expressed are not necessarily repre- 
sentative of California Lutheran 
University, but anything printed in 
the school newspaper (especially by 
newspaper staff) represents CLU, dis- 
caimer or not. In addition, the opin- 
ions stated did not at all pertain to the 
headline, "Homosexuality: Nature or 
Nurture?" The comments expressed 
by Jason Scott were hateful, bigoted 
and painful to read. How hurtful for 
those who have known and loved 
someone who is gay. Is it any wonder 
that those who are closeted would be 
even more afraid to come out? I know 
I now feel a little less safe at this uni- 
versity. The only reason Mr. Scott's 
article was written was to hurt a large 
portion of the community, and it suc- 
ceeded. I only hope that this is the 
last time I have to read a personal 
attack in my school's newspaper. 

Marina Julius 

Psychology, Philosophy, Criminal Justice 

with a Women s Studies minor, '04 


Echo Staff 

Michele Hatler 

Yvette Ortiz 



Brooke Peterson 

Alison Robertson 


Cory Hughes 

Claire Dalai 

Brett Rowland 

Melissa Dora 

Katie Bashaw 

Eric Ingemunson 

Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 

Editorial Matter: The staff of 77ie Echo welcomes 
comments on its articles as well as on the newspaper 
itself. However, the staff acknowledges that opinions 
presented do not necessarily represent the views of 
the ASCLU or of California Lutheran University. The 
Echo reserves the right to edit all stories, editorials, 
letters to the editor and other submissions for space 
restrictions, accuracy and style. All submissions 
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ly for informational purposes. Such printing is not to 
be construed as a written and implied sponsorship, 
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business manager at (805) 493-3865. 

Inquiries: Inquiries about this newspaper should be 
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February 13, 2002 


The Echo 9 

Is it possible to have freedom 
and security after Sept. 11? 

By Bret Rumbeck 


Alas, another week of political 
thought has come and gone, and still 
no responses from our loyal readers in 
my e-mail box. Hopefully this week, 
after explaining how the Fourth 
Amendment is being run over by a 
steamroller, I'll get a few more friends 
to join the liberal team. 

We all know the effects on the 
country after the events in September. 
Now it's cool to fly the flag, stand dur- 
ing the national anthem and be an 
advocate for patriotic thoughts. 
What's also becoming a popular 
debate in classrooms and restaurant 
tables is that of security versus free- 
dom. Attorney General John Ashcroft 

By Jason Scott 

The revitalized war on terrorism 
has led to the rise of national concern 
about balancing freedom against secu- 
rity. Adamantly bent on advocating lib- 
erty at all costs (even that of American 
lives),are the same small, vocal minor- 
ity of Americans who loved Clinton 
even after he cheated on his wife, lied 
to the country, sold nuclear arms tech- 
nology to the Chinese and freed an 
unprecedented number of convicted 
criminals from prison with his pardon 
power. The same group of deluded lib- 
erals who think that aliens are more 
believable than God, that marijuana is 

has been exploiting the fragile con- 
science of ignorant American patriots 
by convincing them that a stronger 
involvement of private citizens will 
prevent attacks of this nature from 
happening again. Confused? Ashcroft 
is trying to befuddle Americans by 
using words like 'involvement' instead 
of using 'invasion.' While we eat, 
sleep and attend class, your attorney 
general is trampling our Fourth 
Amendment rights and enjoying every 
minute of it. 

Just in case you don't have your 
pocket Bill of Rights handy, the 
Fourth Amendment states, "The right 
of the people to be secure in their per- 
sons, houses, papers, and effects, 
against unreasonable searches and 
seizures, shall not be violated, and no 
Warrants shall issue, but upon proba- 
ble cause, supported by Oath or affir- 
mation, and particularly describing the 
place to be searched, and the persons 
or things to be seized." 

So what's it like to be secure in 
your person? Since James Madison 
can't be brought back to life, we'll 
have to make our own interpretations. 
First, if someone wants to make a 
phone call, the CIA won't tap the line. 
Second, if I want to send a letter to 
Brad Nelson Junior, government 
workers won't open the letter or the 

beneficial to the human race, that 
babies should be butchered in the 
womb, that the elderly should be euth- 
anized at their families' whim, that a 
rare owl is more important than a lum- 
berjack's ability to feed his family, that 
their distant relatives are in a zoo some- 
where riding a tire swing and munching 
a banana, and who rant about animal 
rights and the environment and live in a 
wooden house and wear leather shoes 
and drive polluting cars on jammed 
freeways, have united to declare with a 
strong and unified voice that it is more 
important for cell phone calls to go 
unmonitored than for the government 
to have the ability to prevent terrorism. 
There are probably also civil libertari- 
ans who agree with this stance, but then 
again, if we ever let them have their 
way, the country would likely end up a 
big, mean, barren wasteland where the 
corporation with the most guns would 
be at constant war with the wealthiest 
and most powerful drug cartels and the 
government would sit back and wash 
its hands of the wh.ole matter. I don't 
feel like ducking bullets while I wait in 
line to pay exorbitant prices for untest- 
ed products at the local grocery monop- 
oly in the name of "civil liberty," and 

email. Here's an example that many of 
you can relate to. College student 
writes an email to a high-school friend 
stating, "Dear Steven Nees: Dr. 
Mendonca really killed us today... I 
flew through the essay on Israel, but 
the essay on the Black Muslim move- 
ment I bombed... Oh yeah, try a drink 
called an Irish Car Bomb'. Hugs — 
Zack." Let's say the FBI's Carnivore 
program is up and running and targets 
the email. I hope you can guess why 
this email would be targeted. This is 
not being secure in your person, and 
poor Zack will probably have the FBI 
knocking on his door at two in the 

If any one book should be 
required reading while growing up, 
George Orwell's 1984 should be No 1 
on the list. A brief synopsis of the 
book: The government is everywhere, 
except in your brain, but it can brain- 
wash citizens if it catch them doing 
something different. Given to the 
United States today, the book is almost 

Take a look around a big city, or 
even our campus. There are cameras 
everywhere, like the one situated on 
the roof of the G-Building overlooking 
the construction site. Whose security 
is that camera for? The workers seem 
to be moving along swiftly, so it's not 

those who do should either get their 
heads checked or go ahead and vote lib- 

Liberties are absolutely vital, but 
we have to acknowledge the need for 
temperance in their pursuit and the 
necessity of security to protect the lib- 
erties that we now have. The extreme 
groups who see small sacrifices of lib- 
erty in the name of protecting our 
national sovereignty as wrong under 
any circumstances should look back to 
World War 11 and ask- that generation if 
they regret cutting back on food and 
gas to back the war effort, not to men- 
tion the ultimate sacrifice of liberty that 
millions of men made in order to fight 

1 am not arguing against liberty, I 
am arguing for national security. 
Without necessary and effective meas- 
ures against domestic or foreign threats 
to national security, all the liberties in 
the world wouldn't do us any good. 
The first and most important right, as 
clearly outlined by the Founding 
Fathers, is Life. Life is listed before 
Liberty or the Pursuit of Happiness, if 
anyone recalls their high school gov- 
ernment class. One could play this 
down as coincidence, or perhaps even 

to see if they are really working. But 
someone sure felt it was necessary. A 
better question is. who is watching the 
information the camera is recording? 
Hopefully brainwashing won't take 
place if a student gets caught romping 
around the site. 

Americans should not stand for 
being policed everywhere they go. 
This is not liberty, nor is it being 
secure in your person. 

James Madison was a true genius. 
While writing some of the Federalist 
Papers, he wrote in Federalist Number 
5 1 "...that the private interest of every 
individual may be a sentinel over the 
public rights." Translation: if you 
don't bother my secure person in my 
private home, I won't bother your 
secure person. 

Mr. Ashcroft needs to learn that 
private citizens can be trusted, and 
Americans need to learn that our gov- 
ernment isn't always doing the right 

Since I'm doing a thesis paper on 
Afghanistan for my South Asia history 
class, I probably won't be allowed 
back to write columns again. Since 
most prisons have better computers 
than some schools, I'll probably still 
have e-mail access, though. Watch 
what you say if you decide to email 

accident, but the Founding Fathers 
were smart, purposeful and deliberate 
enough that 1 would argue there is not a 
misplaced or accidental word, phrase, 
or piece of grammatical structure in 
either the Declaration or the 
Constitution. In any case, the logic is 
simple: liberties are great, but life is 
better. Patrick Henry might have dis- 
agreed in his famous speech, but it is 
blatantly clear that his point was that 
the moral cause of creating and estab- 
lishing liberty was worth dying for— 
not anything along the lines of a selfish 
outrage that his picture might be taken 
at a stadium during a baseball game. 

Surveys of the American people 
show overwhelmingly that Americans 
are willing to give up minor liberties 
and privileges to be safe. We must be 
vigilant in defense of liberty, but often 
one small step back means two huge 
steps forward; perhaps enduring 
delayed flights at the airport and the 
monitoring of suspicious phone calls, 
along with a temporary extension of the 
government's ability to detain or arrest 
suspicious persons, will seem worth- 
while when our country is free from 
threats of more 9/1 1 's. You decide. 

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lO The Echo 


February 13, 2002 

Kingsmen have a tight grip 
on the SCIAC standings 

By Yvette Ortiz 


The Kingsmen basketball team held 
on to first place in the conference with two 
victories last week. 

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, despite the 
usual complications with the scoreboard at 
the officials' table, the Kingsmen started 
play with ease as senior Jake Coffman 
converted an offensive rebound into the 
first score of the game. Following 

Photograph by Jessica Newton 

Junior Charlie Kundrat looks to pass around Oxy's defense 
on Wednesday night. Kundrat made 5 free throws in the last 
2 minutes to secure the Kingsmen victory over the Tigers. 

Coffman was junior Charlie Kundrat with 
a lay-up to leave the Occidental College 
Tigers trailing by four. However, the 
Tigers were reluctant to hand over a quick 
lead and landed two three-pointers within 
a minute and a half to put them on top by 
two. Fouled on a shot attempt, Kundrat 
went to the line and landed both of his free 
throws to tie the game. The Kingsmen then 
held the lead by a narrow margin for the 
next 14 minutes and finally reached an II 
point lead with 7:23 left in the first half. A 
12-point lead 
for the 

marked the end 
of the first half. 
In the 

second half, the 
Kingsmen held 
onto their 

healthy lead 
until the Tigers 
defense held the 
Kingsmen to 60 
points for a little 
over three min- 
utes while they 
reduced the 
score margin to 
one point. 

Kundtat revived 
the lead with 
four made free- 
throws to bring 
the score to 64- 
59 with 1:36 left 
on the clock. 

Occidental 's 

Photograph by Carissa Johnson 
Freshman Ron Russ pulls down one of his team-leading nine rebounds 
against Cal Tech. Russ also lead the Kingsmen in points on Friday with 23. 

Dean Murphy hit a three-pointer with 1:18 
left. Within 26 seconds of Murphy's field 
goal, sophomore Kerel Sharfner landed a 
three-pointer of his own and Kundrat com- 
pleted one of his two free-throw attempts 
to increase the lead to six points. Then, 
with eight seconds left in the final half. 
Song Cun of Occidental cut the lead in 
half with a three-pointer. 

However, the Kingsmen were 
unwilling to lose their first place standing 
in the Southern California Intercollegiate 
Athletic Conference and sent the Tigers 
home on the night of Feb. 6 with a 69-65 

Four Kingsmen, sophomore Zareh 
Avedian»'.Kundrat, Coffman and Sharfner, 
finished the game with double digit scor- 
ing figures. 

The Kingsmen resumed play on 
Saturday, Feb. 9 against the visiting 

California Institute of Technology 
Beavers. Even though the usual perform- 
ances by Avedian and junior Victor Esquer 
were not seen on the court, four of the 
eight players that participated Saturday 
night obtained points in the double digits. 
The Kingsmen once again sent their oppo- 
nent home with a 86-35 loss. 

Freshman Ron Russ finished with 23 
points, nine rebounds and three steals. 
Trailing Russ was junior Noah Brocious 
with 22 points and one assist. David Seals 
followed with 13 points, 11 rebounds, five 
assists, three blocks and one steal; sopho- 
more Billy Proctor with 10 points, three 
assists, and four steals; Kundrat with 10 
points and three steals within the six min- 
utes he played and sophomore Etienne 
Emmanuel with six points, 10 assists, 11 
rebounds and seven steals. 

Regals optimistic for second 
half of conference action 

By Cassandra Wolf 


Last week, the Regals basketball 
team snapped their six-game losing streak 
as they went one-for-one in their two 

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Regals lost 
to the University of La Veme, 59-74. 

Senior captain Liz Nesbitt ended 
with 11 points, two assists and one 
blocked shot. Junior Melody Mcintosh 
came up with eight points and three assists 
and sophomore Julie Cichon recorded 10 
points. Freshman Marissa Meadows led 
the team in rebounds with seven, followed 
by Mcintosh with six and freshman Brusta 
Brown with five. 

Throughout the match, the team dis- 
played the desire to play and come out vic- 

"I think that we played a lot better 
than we have been," said Nesbitt. "We 
played with a lot of heart, we played the 
whole game and we didn't give up like [we 
have] the last couple games, so that was 
good. I think that we've been having more 

"Tuesday we played real hard," head 
coach Kristy Hopkins said. "We put a lot 

of heart into it, which I was pleased with, 
but we're still just lacking the little things 
that are making the real difference." 

"I thought we played really good," 
said senior Lenea Gutierrez. "We had a 
good effort and we played hard. The thing 
that we lacked though, was that we missed 
a lot of key shots and free throws; I think 
we were six for 1.8 [on free throws]. Other 
than that, we had a good game. Our effort 
was really good, we just couldn't come 
through because of our shots." 

Despite the loss on Tuesday, the 
Regals looked forward to Friday's game 
against the California Institute of 

"We'll probably work on stuff and 
not concentrate on [Cal Tech] so much, 
and have fun," Nesbitt said prior to the 

"On Friday, we're going to work on 
some things to get ready for Redlands," 
said Hopkins. "Cal Tech is one of our 
weaker opponents, but we're going to use 
that game to get us ready for the Redlands 
game, which is big. We lost to them in the 
last five seconds of the game last time." 

"This Friday's going to be a good 
game," said Gutierrez. "It's going to be a 

good game only because we beat this team 
[Cal Tech] before ... so they're not really 
experienced. They kind of just get thrown 
in to playing basketball, so 1 think we'll 
have a good game." 

On Friday, Feb. 8, the team met it's 
predictions with a 66-49 victory over the 
Cal Tech Beavers. 

Mcintosh led the team with 15 points 
and two assists followed by freshman 
Megan Wiser, who had 13 points and one 
assist; Meadows had 12 points and fresh- 
man Tai Soo had 12 points and three 

Last week, the Regals began the sec- 
ond round of conference play, in which 
they will face each of their SCIAC confer- 
ence opponents once more. 

"Yeah, probably because they have 
more insight into what we're going to do," 
said Nesbitt as to whether the teams are 
tougher the second time around. "They 
know who the players are and our plays, 
and it's later in the season and everyone 
wants to win a little bit more." 

"We just started the second round 
and I would have to say that the game was 
not tougher, really, because we knew what 
to expect," said Hopkins. "I mean it was 

harder if we didn't know what to expect 
from the team. We hadn't played them at 
all, so from that standpoint, it's easier." 

"In the second round, it's going to be 
crucial for us to win these games, because 
we lost so many in the first round, that we 
have to win the second round," Gutierrez 

According to Nesbitt, Hopkins and 
Gutierrez, optimism and a passion for the 
sport help to keep them in the game. 

"It's fun," said Nesbitt. "I enjoy play- 
ing basketball; I enjoy my teammates." 

"You always have to have a positive 
attitude," said Hopkins. "There are always 
things that we can improve on, and we 
work toward improving things. It's tough 
to lose and we don't like to lose. We do 
everything possible not to lose, but, you 
know, sometime it happens and you just 
work with what you have and go from 

"I think it's just pretty much like a 
team thing," said Gutierrez. "Our hearts 
are still in it. Every time we're down we 
still try to pick it up and if we don't pick it 
up, we could say that we gave it our best 
effort. Other than that, we just kind of help 
each other out when we're in the game." 

February 13, 2002 


The Echo 11 

Tennis teams begin 
the season undefeated 

By Katie Bashaw 

The men's and women's tennis teams 
started off the season on the right foot by 
staying undefeated this week. 

The Kingsmen opened up their sea- 
son by beating the California Institute of 
Technology by a score of 7-0 on 
Wednesday, Feb. 6. 

Each of the three doubles teams beat 
their Cal Tech opponents by a score of 8-2 
in eight-game pro sets. 

In singles, Jeremy 
Quinlan in the No. 2 
position and Sean 
Ruitenberg in the No. 6 
spot each gave up only 
one game to their oppo- 

On Friday, Feb. 8 
the Kingsmen faced 
Whittier College on their 
home courts again won 7- 

No. 1 doubles Arif 

Hasan and 

Quinlan were 


against their 


Whittier's Ben Fuchs and 

Rishi Mittal. 

In singles, No. 4 Jacob 

Manogue and No. 6 Clint 

Mcintosh won in straight sets 

and No. 3 Caldaron and No. 1 

Hasan gave up only one game 


According to men's 

head coach Mike Gennette, 

every player that is starting 

for California 





wins at 

Photograph by Candace Worthan 
Sophomore Jacob Monogue and junior Clint 
Mcintosh anticipate the serve from Whittier in 
Friday's match. Monogue and Mcintosh won their 
eight-game pro set by a score of 8-2. 

Regals traveled to Whittier to face the 

The Regals were able to sweep the 
Poets with a score of 9-0. 

Returning No. 1 player Becca Hunau 
gave up only one game in the singles set to 
beat Whittier's Jessica Wilgus, 6-1 and 6- 

In the No. 5 spot, Stephanie Perkins 
won in straight sets and at No. 4, Jennifer 
Stoltenberg lost only one game. 

The Regals are 1-0 on the season. 

Photograph by Candace Worthan 
Arif Hasan, a transfer from #2 state ranked 
Saddleback J. C, was last season's No. I junior 
college player. 

University this 
year was on a 
high school or 
college champi- 
onship team last 
year. Gennette 
feels that this 
year's team is 
talented enough 
to be ranked in 
the top 10 
nationally. They 
are on their way 
to achieving that 
with a current 
record of 2-0. 

While the 
Kingsmen were 
defending their 
home turf, the 

Photograph by Candace Worthan 
Jeremy Quinlan looks on as Arif Hasan smashes 
the ball over the net against Whittier on Friday. 

Men's golf gets the win 
over Occidental Tigers 

By Luke Patten 


The California Lutheran University 
Golf team began its season with a 33 1 -3 1 7 
victory over Occidental University at 
River Ridge in Oxnard on Thursday, Feb. 

The team was led by Aaron Bondi, 
who shot a 1 -over-par 73 for the round, 
and Randy Cox, who posted a score of 79. 

According to Bondi, the team didn't 
play up to its potential. 

"We played poorly; last year our 
average was about 300," said Bondi. 
"Individually 1 played okay, but it's a team 
game and we didn't play that well." 

Also competing for the Kingsmen 
were Matt Holland, Seth Neaber, Jess 

Card and Jordan Silvertrust. Their scores 
were 81, 84, 85 and 85 respectively. 

This year the team hopes to build on 
the success of last year's team, which won 
the league and finished 21st at the NCAA 
Division III Championships. From that 
team four letter winners have returned. 

" O u 
goals for the 
season [are] to 
win league 
again and then 
get back tc 
said Bondi 
"Redlands and 
should be our 
toughest com 

petition in league play." 

The Kingsmen spent Monday and 
Tuesday of this week at the Point Loma 
Nazarene University Invitational and 
return to conference matches next 
Tuesday, Feb. 19, against the University 
of La Verne at River Ridge. 

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By Michelle Loughmiller 

Last weekend the California 
Lutheran University baseball team 
defeated the Menlo College Oaks in a 
three-game series to give the Kingsmen 
a 5- 1 overall record. 

On Friday, Feb. 8. Cal Lutheran 
beat Menlo with a final score of 14 - 4. 

Chris Thorgerson pitched a total 
of seven innings and out of 3 1 batters 
he allowed only eight hits and acquired 
nine strikeouts. 

The score remained tied until the 
fifth inning, when Cal Lutheran earned 
five runs from hits by Taylor Slimak, 
Brian Skaug, Steve Maitland and Jason 
Claros. This inning fired the Kingsmen 
up and they continued to earn runs 
throughout the game to prove victori- 
ous in game one with two games left to 

In the first game of a double- 
header on Saturday, Feb. 9, Cal 
Lutheran once again defeated Menlo 
with a final score of 6-5. 

Ryan Melvin, who was the lead- 
off pitcher for the Kingsmen, pitched a 
total of eight innings and earned six 
total strikeouts. 

During the fourth inning, Skaug 
led the Kingsmen with a double, fol- 
lowed by Luke Stajcar, who smacked a 
triple to bring Skaug home. 

Jason Claros batted next and 
earned an RBI for the Kingsmen. 

In the top of the ninth, Ryan 
Cooney hit his third home run of the 
season. This run proved to be a crucial 
play because in the bottom of the ninth 
Menlo battled back by earning two 
more runs but came up short for the 

In Saturday's second game, Cal 
Lutheran showed Menlo no mercy by 
earning an 8-0 victory. 

Jason Hirsh pitched a complete 
game with a total of 100. During the 
seven-inning game Hirsh did not allow 
any runs and only allowed one hit from 
a total of 25 batters. 

The Kingsmen showed Menlo 
who was going to take the game early 
on by quickly earning four runs in the 
first inning. Stajcar hit a double and 
was brought in to score by a homerun 
from Anthony Esquibel. 

Runs were later added from bat- 
ters Manny Mesqueda, Jeff Meyers and 
Ryan Cooney. 

As the weekend came to an end, 
Cal Lutheran left a lasting impression 
on Menlo and added three wins to its 
overall record,. 

"After a long bus ride it was great 
to be able to come home with three 
more wins. I think we did what we set 
out to do," Cooney said. 

The baseball team agreed that this 
trip helped prepare them for a winning 
season to come. 

"The trip was a growing experi- 
ence for the team. It gave us experi- 
ence that will help us continue on 
through our conference hopes," 
Maitland said. 

12 The Echo 


February 13, 2002 

Esquer to represent Cal Lu 

By Katie Bashaw 


Victor Esquer is one of four students 
chosen by the California Lutheran 
University Student Advisory Committee to 
represent CLU at the NCAA leadership 
conference in Florida in May. 

Esquer, a junior guard on the 
Kingsmen basketball team, is also 
involved in the Latin American Student 
Organization and is an intramural coordi- 
nator for the Student Programs office. He 
also works at the "Lu Dog" basketball 
camp in the summer and helps kids with 
their skills on the court. 

Esquer was nominated for this honor 
by the Kingsmen basketball coaching 

'Three year varsity starter, all-con- 
ference ... you don't get to that point unless 
you're a leader in one way or another, 
vocal or physical ... Vic is a little bit of 
both," assistant coach Geoff Dains said. 

In his application essay, Esquer com- 
ments on his up beat attitude about basket- 
ball and life in general. 

"I've learned that when things are 
going wrong, you can't walk away from it; 
instead you approach it with a positive 
frame of mind and conquer it. I've learned 
not to be afraid of failure, because failure 
can lead to success," he wrote. 

It is this attitude that has lead to 
Esquer being named as a captain for this 
year's basketball team to be an encourag- 
ing influence on his teammates. 

Among all his influences in life, he 

feels that the most positive influence on 
him has been his father. 

"He constantly stressed to me that in 
order to be a great leader, you have to 
believe in yourself and in others ... he is 
definitely my role model; he is a great 
leader not only in his work but as a family 
man also. All his teachings throughout the 
years I have made sure to incorporate them 
into my everyday life." 

Last year as a sophomore, Esquer 

was voted first team all-SCIAC as a mem- 
ber of the conference champion Kingsmen 
basketball team. 

This was the first time since 1994 
that the Kingsmen accomplished this feat 
and in his essay, Esquer quoted head bas- 
ketball coach Rich Rider who said, "hard 
work always gets rewarded, you just don't 
know when." 

Esquer is definitely working hard to 
achieve his goals. He hopes that his degree 

in Communication will lead to running his 
own independent business while he plays 
professional basketball. 

"I feel that being a great student- 
athlete come from within ... it comes from 
experiences and role models and leaders 
before you, but what it boils down to is 
having guts. It's having confidence in 
one's self to do anything you want to," 
Esquer said. 

What's Next? 

Today, February 13 

M basketball at Whittier 
7:30 p.m. 

Friday, February 15 

W basketball vs. 

7:30 p.m. 
W tennis vs. Chapman 

2 p.m. 

(home games indicated by 

Saturday, February 16 

W tennis at Occidental 

9:30 a.m. 
M tennis vs. Occidental 

9:30 a.m. 
Track and Field at 
Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers 

10 a.m. 
Softball vs. Cal State 

noon & 2 p.m. 
W tennis vs. Biola 

2:30 p.m. 
M basketball at La Verne 

7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, Feb. 17 

Baseball vs. Concorida 

noon & 3:30 p.m. 

Monday, February 11 

W basketball vs. 

5:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 12 

Golf vs. La Verne at 

12:30 p.m. 

Soccer a success 

By Casey Preston 


Intramural sports kicked off their 
first night of indoor soccer on Thursday in 
the gym. There were three games played 
and the turnout was great. Even students 
who weren't playing in the games came 
out to support their friends. 

"We had a great fan base at the 
games, it was great," said 1M coordinator 
Jenny Brydon. 

The games were very successful and 
enjoyable due to the great fan support and 
the certified referees. All the games were 
organized and were run smoothly accord- 
ing to Brydon. 

Players and fans seemed to enjoy the 
new event very much. 

"It was fun," Brydon said. 

The games are held in the gym on 
Thursday and Sunday nights of every 
week starting at 9pm. 

Indoor Soccer Standings 

Hardwood Starz 2-0 

Free Agents #1 1-0 

The Skins 1-1 

7th Heaven 1-1 

Free Agents #2 0-1 

Sidewalk Headliners 0-2 

Hallie's Comets 0-2 

This week in 
Intramural Soccer 

Thursday. Feb. 14 

9 p.m. 7th Heaven vs. the Skins 

10 p.m. Hardwood Starz vs. 

Sidewalk Headliners 

11 p.m. Free Agents 1 vs. Free 

Agents 2 
Sunday. Feb. 17 

9 p.m. 7th Heaven vs. Sidewalk 


10 p.m. Hardwood Starz vs. 

Free Agents 1 

11 p.m. Hallie's Comets vs. 

Free Agents 2 


Wes Johnson * Jake Bolluck * Marrisa Glatzer * Alfonzo Rodriguez * Jesse Creydt * Ryan Quinn * Sarah Chambers * Janet Lurssen 

California Lutheran University 


Volume 42, No. 16 


A concern arises regarding the 

Bookstore 's credit card 

usage procedures. 

See story page 4 


60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 


Professor Dorothy Schechter to perform 

faculty recital on Feb. 24, 2002 

in the Preus-Brandt Forum. 

See story page 3 

first doctoral 
program to start 

February 20, 2002 


Regals tennis goes 
undefeated four 
games in a row. 

See story page 7 

Senate seeks 


By Emily Holden 

By Rachel Eskesen 

California Lutheran University's 
first doctoral program is scheduled 
to open next fall along with its home, 
the Spies-Bornemann Center for 
Education and Technology. 

Potential candidates interested 
in pursuing a doctoral degree in edu- 
cational leadership attended the first 
informational meeting on Feb. 11, 
2002. The meeting addressed appli- 
cation deadlines and requirements, 
the final decision date and a brief 
layout of the programs courses. 

Each candidate will go through 
a two-step application process that is 
due on March 1. 

First, students must submit their 
complete application, in which they 
will be judged based on their excel- 
lence in academic performance, pro- 
fessional accomplishment, writing 
and conceptual abilities and potential 
for success. 

The second part of the applica- 
tion process includes a personal 
interview of each qualified candi- 
date. After this CLU will announce 
on May 1 who has been accepted for 
CLU's educational leadership doc- 
toral program. 

The 20 selected individuals will 

then be a part of the "Wednesday 
Night Cohort," which means that 
they will meet on Wednesday 
evenings. As a cohort program, the 
individuals who are selected to 
enroll in the fall 2002 program will 
stay with their same class throughout 
the entire program. 

The course description requires 
enrollment in two classes, supple- 
mented with online discussion and 
separate scheduled lectures. 

The program entails three years 
of coursework and a year to write a 

Other key features of the pro-' 
gram include an electronic portfolio 
and research applied to the students 
place of current employment. The 
students will also be encouraged to 
apply it to their jobs, providing 
practical experience for its partici- 

Graduates of this program will 
fine-tune the skills needed to play 
effective leadership roles in all pub- 
lic and private schools, community 
colleges and four year college and 

"(The Ed. D. program will} 
focus on preparing reflective leaders 
with an ethical dimension." Dr. 
Carol Barteil, dean of the School of 
Education, said. 

Adding new ping-pong tables, recy- 
cling bins for the Student Union Building 
and new furniture for classrooms were the 
focus of Senate's latest meeting; alumni 
involvement and upcoming elections were 
also addressed. 

The Senate meeting held on Feb. 11, 
2002 at 5:15 p.m. in Nygreen 2 opened 
with the acknowledgement of finished 
projects and the progress of others. 

"Mt. Clef residents love their new 

ping-pong table; it is being used all the 

. time," said freshman senator Camie Adiar. 

New ping-pong tables for the other 
residence halls will be installed in the 
upcoming week. 

The three recycling bins that will be 
placed in the Student Union Building have 
not been ordered yet, but are expected to 
be installed in four to 
six weeks. 

Contacts are still 
being made about get- 
ting new tables in the 
Ahmanson Science 
Building. Letters 
were sent to faculty in 
the athletics depart- 
ment to find out what 
supplies are needed 
for the classrooms. A 
survey was also sent 
out to faculty regard- 
ing Pearson Library 
and the resources it 
currently has, but 

Senate is still waiting for responses. 

A special guest attended this Senate 
meeting. Kristen Swanson. ASCLU pres- 
ident in 1989, came to watch the meeting 
and see what Senate was working on, as 
well as discuss alumni involvement at 

"We want to try to get alumni 
involved interpersonally, not just in 
Thousand Oaks but throughout the coun- 
try," Swanson said. 

This is to be accomplished through a 
new program called Contact. Contact is 
hoping to involve alumni in CLU service 
opportunities around campus. 

In ASCLU President Kim McHale's 
report, she discussed the upcoming meet- 
ings about elections for next year. 

"We are holding meetings 
Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 20 and 21, 
for anyone interested in running for gov- 
ernment next year, not just those interest- 
ed in executive cabinet," said McHale. 

Photograph by Malin Lundblad 
Senate members discuss future campus improvements. 

Programs Board brainstorms events 
for CLU's Wacky Wild Hall Olympics 

By Kim Nelli 


Siblings Weekend and its possible 
events were discussed nearly throughout 
the entire RHA meeting. 

Before the Siblings Weekend discus- 
sion began on Monday evening of Feb. 11, 
Stine Odegard and Sara Placas presented 
awards to indivduals elected at the No 
Frills Conference in Pullman, Wash., 
where they received the awards. 

"At the conference we elected region- 
al officers and voted on regional awards," 
said Odegard. 

Odegard and Placas presented Emily 
Holden, Senior Programs Board represen- 
tative, with the October Regional Program 
of the Month award for her Midnight 
Breakfast program. Also awarded was a 
four-year service pin to ASCLU President 
Kim McHale and a three-year service pin 
to Chrystal Garland. 

The remainder of the meeting was 
spent finalizing plans for Siblings 
Weekend, March 8-10. 

The Programmers Committee brain- 
stormed events for the Saturday, March 9, 
Wacky Wild Hall Olympics held in 
Kingsmen Park,. Their ideas included an 

Oreo race and tug of war, among others. 

"Wacky Wild Hall Olympics is going 
to be a blast. It is going to be an afternoon 
full of messy, wild and crazy games, kind 
of like Double Dare," Programming Chair 
Bobbi-Jo Cyr said. 

Anyone is interested in participating 
in Wacky Wild Hall Olympics can contact 
his or her hall council representatives. 

RHA also discussed the Saturday 
night activities for Siblings Weekend. Cyr 
reported that the siblings will divide into 
age groups and do activities appropriate 
for their age. 

According to Cyr, in Mt. Clef the 6-8- 

year-olds will be doing crafts. In Pederson 
the 9-12-year-olds and their siblings will 
be playing games and watching movies. 
The 13-15-year-olds will be enjoying 
Mocktails in Thompson. Siblings 16 and 
older will be doing activities in the 
Apartments lounge, put on by both the Old 
and New West hall councils. 

"It is going to be a lot of fun. We are 
going to have mocktails and watch a 
movie," New West Programmer Hana 
Albarran said. 

The next RHA meeting will be held in 
Nygreen 2 on Feb. 25. 2002 at 8:30 p.m. 

The Echo 


February 20, 2002 

a clu peek at this week 


february 20 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Church Council Meeting 
Chapel Lounge 
7:30 p.m. 

Rotaract Club 
Overton Hall 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


february 21 

FCA Meeting 
Nygreen 1 
5 p.m. 

Arena Football Intramurals 


8 p.m. 


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The Echo 3 

Dorothy Schechter: 
Professor, pianist 

By Teresa Olson 


Dorothy Schechter has been a full- 
time professor at California Lutheran 
University since 1980, and on Feb. 24 stu- 
dents will have the opportunity to see her 
in a biannual piano concert. The concert is 
focused on the works of Edvard Grieg, 
whose music has been a lifelong study for 

"1 am really excited to see it because 1 
feel she's an awesome teacher, and I'm 
sure she has a lot to offer as a musician on 
top of that." freshman Alex Lewis said. 

Schechter's main focus is to have as 
many students as possible attend. 

"The whole reason I do it is for [my 
students]," she said. 

Though the first half of the concert 

Music Roundup: 
Top 10 rock albums 

will be Schechter playing solo, the second 
portion will add a personal touch for both 
her family and CLU. Accompanying 
Schechter will be her daughter. Ginger 
Schechter, M.D., for "I piano four hands," 
followed by two duets with Carl Swanson, 
the university organist, and Melissa 
Phelps-Beckstead, a violinist and the 
assistant concert master for the New West 

"[Edvard Grieg's] music is really 
expressive. Some of his music is dark and 
mysterious, like a cave, and some of it is 
like running through a field of flowers. 
Definitely beautiful. I would love to go see 
a concert like that," pianist and CLU stu- 
dent Kirsten Zewers said. 

The concert will be held on Sunday, 
Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. in the Preus-Brandt 

By Mark Glesne 

In, no particular order, here are 10 
rock albums from the past 10 years every 
rock fan should have in his or her collec- 

Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains or 
Soundgarden - pay homage to any one of 
the four bands that have helped rock 
progress since the '80s. A fan of today's 
rock scene must recognize the impact 
these bands had in the past. 

Korn, "Follow the Leader" - a band 
that will leave a lasting impression on the 
rock community with its long list of 
important albums. "Follow the Leader" 
brought the band's incredible style to a 
much broader audience than previous 
releases, yet kept its raw appeal. With 25 
. unforgiving tracks, Kom lays down a 
soundtrack for many youth and adults. 

Limp Bizkit, "3 Dollar Bill Vail" - 
despite signs of selling out. Limp Bizkit's 
first album was and is inspiring. 
Discovered by Jonathan Davis of Kom, a 
hard-hitting array of style and lyrical con- 
tent (with a little help from Limp's cover 
of George Michael's "Faith") pushed this 
band into stardom. Regardless of one's 
feelings about the band now, this album 
remains a solid rock expression. 

"Rage Against the Machine," (self- 
titled) - if one is to own an album from 
this group, one must have the album that 
sparked a legacy. Rage Against the 
Machine will go down in rock history as 
one of the elite bands. It was a first-of-a- 
kind in its time and remains at the heart of 
rock with a message. 

Deftones, "Adrenaline" or "White 
Pony" - it is not possible to recommend 

one of these albums over the other. Just 
pick one! The Deftones have continued to 
amaze fans with their raw music and orig- 
inal style. It's hard to describe the 
Deftones, but their albums speak for them- 

Staind, "Break The Cycle'' - seven 
hundred and fifty thousand copies sold in 
the first week alone... does anything more 
need to be said? This album put rock back 
on the charts in a big way. Pounding riffs, 
wrenching lyrics and overall amazing 
musicianship makes this album one of the 
greatest in history. 

System of A Down, "Toxicity" - a 
truly revolutionary rock album. An angry, 
political, somewhat Middle-Eastern style 
and rhythmic explosion has boosted 
S.O.A.D. to the top of the rock world. 

Incubus, "Morning View" - although 
all their albums are worth noting, the latest 
release from this Calabasas group is their 
most progressive yet. Stretching what can 
be considered rock, this album takes its 
listener on many different ventures 
throughout its tracks. 

Tool, "Lateralus" - as with many of 
the bands listed here, all of Tool's albums 
are amazing. However, more so than their 
other albums, "Lateralus" has set a new 
standard for those who really understand 
rock musicianship. Tool is in a category all 
its own and represent the epitome of rhyth- 
mic rock. 

Onesidezero, "Is This Room Getting 
Smaller" - Onesidezero released an amaz- 
ing album. If anyone is willing to spend 
$13 on anew band , this should be the one. 
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Dorothy Schechter will be performing in a biannual piano concert on 
Sunday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. in the Preus-Brandt Forum. 

cd review 

Thrice album "The Illusion 
of Safety" is welcome relief 

By Kim Allen 

The band Thrice released its third 
album, "The Illusion of Safety," on Feb. 5, 
courtesy of Sub City Records. The album 
offers an eclectic range of melodies, beats 
and musical styles, including rock, metal 
and punk. 

Eddie and Riley Breckenridge, Dustin 
Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi from Irvine, 
Calif, have been band members for over 
four years and offer better than average 
punk rock with its switch-up style of 
music and messages offering real-life sce- 

The album is composed of 13 original 
songs with well-developed lyrics by the 
band members ranging from issues of faith 
to the sacrifices people will make for love. 

"It challenges me to think about 
things I never would think about any other 
time," freshman Lindsay Elliott said. 
"Thrice's message to their fans is not 
something that they feel the need to 
preach. They just want their listeners to 
keep open-minded about issues." 

In the album's mix of aggressive tone 

and intense words, one can find thoughtful 
meaning that can be applied to anyone no 
matter where they are in life. 

"[The song] 'Betrayal is a Symptom.' 
That's my favorite song on the album 
because it talks about how strong faith is 
to you, and teaches you to be strong when 
things are taking a bad turn," freshman 
Tommy Guindon said. 

The song "See You In the Shallows" 
could be one of the most disturbing tracks. 

"It's a pretty intense metaphor about 
trust and love," freshman Adam Jussel 
said. "In the world of California rap and 
country, I welcome Thrice with open 

The best part of this album is its 
upbeat tempo. The energetic and passion- 
ate sounds of this album are a welcome 
contrast to most of what one hears on the 
radio; an endless stream of songs that 
sound exactly the same. 

Not many bands today are self-estab- 
lished and made successful on their own. 
This record brings a new edge to the 
industry in which Thrice will dominate 
and set itself apart from every other band 
out there today. 

ISSy tip: Managing the 
Excel spreadsheet screen 

Working with large amounts of data in 
an Excel spreadsheet may be troublesome 
because column and row headings scroll 
out of site. This is the time to use the 
"Freeze Panes" feature. For example, 
you're working on a spreadsheet and have 
placed header information in the first row 
(Row 1) and row headings in the first col- 
umn (Column A). 

To keep the row and column headers 
visible while scrolling through the spread- 
sheet, simply make the row/column cells 
static on the screen by using the Freeze 
Panes feature. Remember the following 
points when "freezing" and "unfreezing" 
the column/row cells. 

•Place cursor in Cell B2 and from the 
menu bar choose Window/Freeze Panes. 
(Column A and Row 1 will now remain in 
view as you scroll down through the work- 

•To unfreeze rows/columns, choose 
Window/Unfreeze Panes. 

•Multiple rows and columns may be 
used for header data. (The secret is to 
place your cursor in the cell below the 
row(s) and to the right of the column(s) 
you wish to freeze. Everything above and 
to the left of the cell holding the cursor 
will be frozen.) 

Questions regarding Excel may be 
directed to the Help Desk (x3698 or 

4 The Echo 


February 20, 2002 

Credit concerns 
at the bookstore 

By Jannette Jauregui 

As the California Lutheran University 
Bookstore's new "credit card form" sys- 
tem is becoming more popular among stu- 
dents, there is a growing concern over how 
safe the new system is. 

This fall the bookstore began the new 
process of filing credit card numbers using 
a form for convenience purposes and bet- 
ter safety. 

Students who find themselves in the 
bookstore on a regular basis or having to 
get a note from a parent each time they 
visit the store to use their parent's card are 
now being given a form to fill out that 
includes all of the information on the face 
of the credit card. 

The form is then filed in a binder that 
is set up near the front counter of the store 
to be pulled out each time a student with a 
form makes a purchase. 

Some concern has been expressed by 
students about how safe this new system 
actually is. Unlike previous attempts 
where the actual credit card was put on 
file, the new system replaces the card on 
file with a form. 

The new system frees students from 
carrying cards around and is intended to 
provide better safety for each account, 
according to CLU Bookstore manager Jan 

The CLU Bookstore is one of 800 
stores run by Follett. Each store is using 
the new system, and approximately 200 

students at CLU are taking advantage of it, 
according to Weldin. 

"Follett's a very big company. They 
stand behind their associates,". Weldin 
said. "The system is very safe. There is a 
manager in the store at all times. A student 
is never left alone up front. I am very con- 
scientious about it. Each time a student 
asks to have their purchase be put on a 
credit card on file they must show some 
form of identification. We monitor it very 
closely. The students have to have that 

Students could forge their parent's 
name on the form or take advantage of the 
system and overcharge on the card. 

"Most of the time parents fax the form 
into the store or bring it in. We often call 
parents to verify certain information," said 

To ensure that overcharging does not 
occur, bookstore associates ask the card 
holder specifically what they want the card 
to be used for, and the account can be ter- 
minated at any time, according to Weldin. 

With only a small fraction of CLU 
students using the new system, reactions 

"I like it. 1 can just go in and use it," 
said junior Justin Thomas. 

"I'd never use it," said junior Shannon 
McCabe. "Mostly because my credit infor- 
mation has been stolen before." *= . 

The system is still new and according 
to Weldin, the bookstore employees have 
confidence in its effectiveness and safety 
and more students are using it than used 
the previous system. 

"Brown Bag Series" 
features lecture by 
Anita Garey on 
working mothers 

By Lisa Radberg 


Speaking on different perceptions of 
working mothers in society and the media, 
Anita Ilta Garey, Ph.D., addressed students 
and faculty in the Nelson Room at 
California Lutheran University on 
Tuesday, Feb. 12. The lecture was spon- 
sored by CLU women's studies faculty and 
supported by the Women's Resource 

"If women take their work seriously, 
they are seen as being less nurturing or 
less motherly," Garey said, explaining the 
orientation model. The model describes 
how working mothers are portrayed in the 
media as either being oriented to their job 
or to their children. 

"In reality, work and family are inter- 
twined, and women weave these aspects of 
their lives together," said Garey, who elab- 
orates on this motif in her award-winning 
book "Weaving Work and Motherhood" 

An assistant professor at University of 
Connecticut's School of Family Studies, 

Garey has researched motherhood and 
employment extensively in both the 
United States, and abroad. In 1993 she 
spent a year in Botswana studying kin- 
based child-care systems, interviewing 
and observing women in their daily life. 

"It was interesting to hear about her 
research ... how women perceive them- 
selves and how they want others to see 
them," said senior Rachel Peterson, a mar- 
keting communication major. 

Garey gave examples from in-depth 
interviews she has conducted with 45 
women employed in the health service 
industry in Southern California. Her 
research suggested that many women feel 
guilty about receiving non-economic 
rewards from work; they feel that wanting 
more out of their profession than financial 
stability for their family would be consid- 
ered selfish. 

"I was not aware that the perceptions 
of mothers in the workforce was such a big 
issue," said senior Katie Binz, a marketing 
communication major. "My mom always 
worked, so it wasn't a big issue for me. It 
was normal." 

CLU to host symposium on 
Scandinavian immigrants 

By Pamela Hunnicut 

The Nordic Spirit Symposium on 
Scandinavian Immigrants, sponsored by 
the Scandinavian Cultural Center and 
California Lutheran University, will be 
held Feb. 22-24 in the Preus-Brandt 

Following two Nordic Spirit 
Symposia on the Vikings' western and 
eastern migrations, the third symposium 
will focus on the Nordic immigrants of the 
1800s and early 1900s, as well as their 
descendants. Noted authorities on 
Scandinavian immigrants and their 
descendants will present lectures on a 
diversity of topics, which will include an 
introduction to migration from the five 
countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, 
Norway and Sweden. 

The symposium begins on Friday 
with two lectures: "Nordic Migration to 
America" and "Norwegian Maritime 
Migration and the Norwegian Colony in 

The program will continue on 
Saturday with the topics of "Historical and 
Contemporary Perspectives on Being 
Swedish in America," "Portrayals of 
Scandinavian Immigrants in American 
Theater" and "Danish American 

Organizations and Cultural Institutions 
Then and Now." 

"Finnish Women in British 
Columbia," "A Contemporary Portrait of 
Norwegian Americans," "Scandinavian 
Figure Carving and Folk Arts Migration to 
the New World" and an "Oral History 
Preservation Project" will also be present- 
ed on Saturday. 

The symposium will conclude on 
Sunday with a lecture on the authenticity 
of the controversial Kensington 

Scandinavian immigrants to America 
have been major contributors to the devel- 
opment of the nation. They were pioneers 
in the woodlands; helped build tunnels, 
bridges and skyscrapers in New York; 
worked in copper and iron mines in the 
Upper Midwest; joined the gold rushes of 
California and Alaska, and established 
farms across the continent. 

For more information on each day's 
programs, presenters and panelists as well 
as registration and fees, call Allan Carlson 
at (818) 788-4552 or e-mail 

The symposium is sponsored by the 
Scandinavian Cultural Center and 
California Lutheran University, but is 
made possible by generous grants from the 
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The Echo 5 

Health insurance and the elderly 

By Michele Hatler 


Medicine and technology have both 
come a long way throughout history. They 

have unified in many ways to bring comfort 
and healing to the sick. Technology's evolu- 
tion has made it cheaper and easier to get. On 
the other hand, it seems like medicine is just 
the opposite. Health insurance is supposed to 
be America's answer to the expense of the 
medical world. It's supposed to lower costs 
and assist in seeking medical attention. I've 
never had a problem with health insurance 
because I've always been covered under my 
parents. As I've gotten older and heard horror 
stories, however, my views about health 
insurance have changed. 

My grandparents' experience with the 
medical world has been bitter-sweet. Being 
close to them, I've come to despise every- 
thing they've been going through. It's made 

me think a lot about how this country works. 

As age proceeds and as medicine has 
advanced, life spans have become longer. 
This means more dependency on medicine to 
help sustain a long life. The older we get, the 
more help we need. My grandparents are a 
perfect example. When they were younger, 
health insurance was cheaper and they didn't 
have to use it unless they caught a cold. As 
they've gotten older, they've needed different 
medications and treatments. Chemotherapy is 
one of the treatments that my grandpa has to 
have. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most 
expensive treatments available. 

You'd think that health insurance would 
be cheaper for older people; they use it the 
most. It doesn't make sense that they should 

have to make so much of an investment into 
something that they had cheaper when they 
were healthy. It's as though insurance compa- 
nies string you along and, once you get old, 
they take all of your money. 

Something needs to be done. Social 
Security and Medicare do not cover enough 
to make doctor visits affordable for the elder- 
ly. The government should have a better plan, 
or medical treatment shouldn't be so expen- 
sive. If technology can be made easily avail- 
able at cheaper costs as it progresses, why 
can't the same be true of medicine? I don't 
want to have to start saving now so that I can 
afford my medical treatments when I'm older. 
And I don't think ifs fair that anyone else 
should either. 

Letters to the Editor 

As a (gay) Christian at this Christian uni- 
versity, I am bound to help end ignorance and 
intolerance. Therefore, I feel I must make 
some additions to the arguments 
[Homosexuality: nature or nurture? /Feb. 6] 
made by our fellow student, Jason Scott. 

First of all, my wildest dreams have not 
been fulfilled, nor have those of most of the 
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) 
populations, for that matter. In fact, I would 
wager that many queer people feel they are far 
from having most of their dreams fulfilled. 

Second, we are not after "better rights" or 
"special rights," but rather basic rights like the 
ones that our straight brothers and sisters take 
for granted. 

Next, a person is charged with commit- 
ting a hate crime, which combines an act with 
speech, against LGBT people when it can be 
proven that the victim was targeted because of 
his or her sexual orientation. (And that is ori- 
entation, not preference. One's sexual prefer- 
ence would be where or at what time of the 
day she/he likes to have sex, not with whom.) 
If I were to assault someone who is straight, or 
merely who I believed to be straight, and call 
them a "breeder," I would be charged with a 
committing hate crime. 

NAMBLA (North American Man-Boy 
Love Association) is NOTHING, contrary to 
Mr. Scotf s argument that it is "an integral and 
influential part of the homosexual move- 
ment." No national gay groups endorse NAM- 
BLA; some even go as far as to state specifi- 
cally that they do NOT endorse the group. By 
implying that, Jason is attempting to relate 
being gay with being a pedophile, which is 

Finally, marriage is a right that straight 
people are bom with. Coming with that right 
are multitudes of other privileges, such as 

Social Security, hospital visitation and a 
spouse's right to "pull the plug," just to name a 
few. Adding same-sex marriage to section 300 
of the Marriage and Family Code of 
California State Law would be quite simple. 
Legalizing interracial marriage was also very 

In closing, I would like to commend Mr. 
Scott for making one point with which I agree. 
He said that homosexuality has been raised 
"from the status of mental disease to that of a 
proud label." Jason, you are absolutely cor- 
rect! I am gay and proud to be. 

Nicholas Gordon 

President of the CLU Gay/Straight Alliance, 


In last week's issue there was a strident 
and insulting criticism, written by a professor, 
of my previous column. I appreciate con- 
structive criticism and intelligent arguments 
and anybody wishing to speak their mind in a 
civilized manner is more than welcome to do 
so. Please, sir, take this into serious consider- 
ation and try to find the will to temper your 
outrage into constructive responses or at trie 
very least, civil ones. Neither your Ph.D nor 
the banner of "tolerance" confer upon you the 
privilege to insult my intelligence and my per- 
son, whether you feel an issue to be personal 
or otherwise. My article was not a call to 
hatred or a personal attack on homosexuals; 
God teaches to love our neighbor but hate sin, 
and it was with this in mind that I wrote the 
column under discussion. You are not expect- 
ed to read my column, let alone agree with it; 
I should be extended the same courtesy and 
allowed to express my views in an appropriate 
manner, which I did. A view's popularity or 
political correctness does not determine its 

validity, and in any case I received more letters 
from readers offended by your conduct and 
comments in your letter to the editor than I did 
from readers offended by my column. CLU, 
as a university, should be a place where 
thought (even different thoughts) should be 
nourished and healthy differences of opinion 
should be encouraged. 
Jason Scott 
Political Science '02 

I think Jason and Bret's comments and 
opinions are fair, this may be what they 
believe, it may not be. But 1 back them BOTH 
up 100 percent. They both had pretty good 
claims and have the [courage] to make these 
ideas public to the student body. If some of 
you don't like their opinions, I suggest you 
take up writing for The ECHO as a third opin- 
ion and become the so called "correct" side of 
the issue. 

I am fed up with people who complain in 
class about remarks or problems the opinion 
section has, yet never stand up and take 
charge, like I said earlier, go write for every 
issue of The Echo. Also, I believe that many 
people probably relate to what Jason and Bret 
were saying, just won't admit to those 
thoughts in public. This is why I support Bret 
and Jason in their columns and want to thank 
them for their courage to state an opinion on 
such a campus. 

Ryan Palmer 
Physics/Mathmatics, '04 

I am writing concerning the "Nature vs. 
Nurture" article in the last issue of the paper. I 
look forward to reading the opinion section 
because it is one of the few places controver- 
sial topics are expressed. I like the topics that 
are chosen and the differing opinions. I feel 


Echo Staff 

Michele Hatler 

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Brooke Peterson 

Alison Robertson 


Cory Hughes 

Claire Dalai 

Brett Rowland 

Melissa Dora 

Katie Bashaw 

Eric Ingemunson 

Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 

Editorial Matter: The staff of The Echo welcomes 
comments on its articles as well as on the newspaper 
itself. However, the staff acknowledges that opinions 
presented do not necessarily represent the views of 
the ASCLU or of California Lutheran University. The 
Echo reserves the right to edit all stories, editorials, 
letters to the editor and other submissions for space 
restrictions, accuracy and style. All submissions 
become property of The Echo. 

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advertisements in The Echo should be directed to the 
business manager at (805) 493-3865. 

Inquiries: Inquiries about this newspaper should be 
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Lutheran University, 80 West Olsen Road, Thousand 
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Fax (805) 493-3327; E-mail 

both authors are intelligent and deserve 
respect for articulating themselves publicly. 

I think that both journalists know that 
they can expect a response from their readers, 
whose job and responsibility it is to respond, 
especially on a topic as heated as homosexu- 
ality. I feel strongly that I have the right to be 
heard well as the two gentlemen whose writ- 
ing is featured in this article and it is the 
responsibility of the paper to meet this right. 

I was horrified by the hateful article written 
by Jason Scon. This is not an attack on his per- 
son, but the way in which he approached his 
argument and his lack of research and under- 
standing. In the beginning of the article he 
appears to be arguing the term and usage of the 
phrase ''hate crime." That is not the topic of the 
heading "Nature vs. Nurture." I agree "hate 
crime" is a phrase misused and that ANY crime 
against humanity is hateful, not only hateful 
when targeted at a minority or alternative group. 
But people who are in those groups do deserve 
special attention in the press because their 
human rights are being attacked and as a com- 
munity, it is our responsibility to own this 
knowledge. We hear about these groups more 
often because they are victimized more often. 

I feel it was ridiculous to group all gays 
and lesbians as a universal tribe banding togeth- 
er for an ultimate political objective. They are as 
diverse in their political and cultural views as 
Mr. Scott and Mr. Rumbeck Associating the 
gay/lesbian community with the extremist 
group NAMBLA (North American Man-Boy 
Love Association) was an unfair tactic. They 
are a minuscule group in comparison to gays 
worldwide, and the majority of gays are just as 
offended by this group as Mr. Scott- 
Most of all I was shocked at the ignorant 
statement about the gay community. "Even hav- 
ing pulled huge social and political forces to 
their side in the battle against a fabricated 
enemy, and gaining not only equal but better 
rights than other Americans, the gay rights 
movement refuses to stop." The word "fabricat- 
ed" is so ridiculous and insulting that I had to re- 
read to make sure I hadn't imagined it. I feel that 
the thousands of women and men who have 
been attacked, raped and jeered at for being or 
looking gay would agree. I know that my for- 
mer classmate, who was stoned and hospitalized 
after being assaulted at a bonfire for being gay, 
would agree. I know that Leslie Feinburg and a 
hundred and more women who were raped and 
forced to eat human [feces] by police officers for 
being at a gay bar would agree. For them the 
enemy is NOT fabricated. I feel the author has 
mistaken his political views as rules of how oth- 
ers should live. He goes on to tell us that God 
believes in marriage and to pray. I do not doubt 
Mr. Scott's devotion to God, but what about his 
devotion to the rest of humanity? 

Erin Coonrod 
English, V3 

The Echo 


February 20, 2002 

Liberal vs. conservative views 

By Bret Rurabeck 

A little blue bird told me that the arti- 
cles regarding homosexuality a few weeks 
back caused a bit of uproar on campus. 
Finally, we have something new to com- 
plain about other than the usual Lu Vine 
gdssip and who vomited at the Yucatan 
last night. Because there were a few mis- 
conceptions on what being a liberal or 
conservative meant, we'll do our best to 
explain left- and right- wing politics. 

Normally, 1 wouldn't tell anyone this 
gross secret about past mistakes in my 
life. When I first registered to vote, I was 
a republican. Shhh! Then I attended Cal 
Lutheran, got a few tattoos, cut my hair 
short and finally saw the truth. Liberal 
thought was the only way to help society 
progress and entrust Americans to make 
their own decisions. Now, I know some 
of you conservatives just dropped your 
lattes after reading that bit of truth, if you 
promise to keep reading, I promise to 
explain the joys of liberalism. 

The most interesting people to dis- 
cuss politics with are those who despise 
President Franklin Roosevelt. In some 
instances, I can see why some people 
don't like the guy. Anyone with the 
audacity to try add a few more justices to 
the Supreme Court has some issues. But 
on the other hand, his federal programs 
helped Americans find work during the 
Depression. There's no denying that he 
started increasing the size .and power of 
the federal government. But since 1945, 
some hardcore Republicans have had con- 
trol of the executive branch for 30 years. 
If conservatives really wanted to fix big 
government, they've sure had the time to 
do so. Instead, they've lobbied to take 
away a woman's right to choose, decided 
who could marry who, and even run a war 
from the White House. 

The Reagan-Bush dynasty was the 
epitome of conservative foul-ups. Not 
only did Reagan confuse Americans into 
paying more taxes, he fired air traffic con- 
trollers and put airline travel into a frenzy. 
What happened next? The District of 
Columbia named one of the nation's 
busiest airports after him. Liberals 

already know the government is a neces- 
sary evil, so we keep it tidy. 

We've all seen the Enron mess played 
out on television the past two months. 
Business and economics are not my 
strongest area, but something tells me that 
the government should have had some 
kind of law to prevent these types of swin- 
dles. Some people may not like what 
Clinton did with Bill Gates and Microsoft, 
but monopolies have been illegal in this 
country since the early 1900s. When 
business is given free rein and tax breaks, 
the common man ends up taking the loss, 
not the big executives. Yet conservatives 
place no laws on corporations, but want to 
place medical laws on people with termi- 
nal illnesses, Sean Demeterwill end up in 
prison for using marijuana to help eat dur- 
ing chemotherapy, but President Bush 11 
will let companies like Enron romp 
around America. 

People assume that liberals want free- 
dom from religion, rather than freedom of 
religion. We've touched on religion all 
year, but it's time to set it straight. 
Conservatives want the Ten 
Commandments and Bible verses dis- 
played in public places, but the verses and 
scripture can't come from the Book of 
Mormon. And why can't the Five Pillars 
of Islam be on the walls as well? 

The Bill of Rights states: "Congress 
shall make no law respecting an. establish- 
ment of religion..." Remember, folks, 
Deists were behind the collaboration of 
the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. 

Individual faith is a private affair, not 
something that needs put on public walls. 
True liberals, not Al Gore, don't want to 
hear someone spout off about how every 
other faith in America is wrong except 
yours. Nobody wants to hear how holy 
and righteous you think you are, especial- 
ly the minority religions on our campus. 

It would be wrong of me to not point 
out a major flaw in liberal thought, though 
some liberals want to make smoking or 
chewing tobacco a crime against humani- 
ty. These inane propositions and added 
tobacco taxes have driven small business 
into the ground. Six years ago, a pack of 
name- brand cigarettes cost around $1.50. 
Now, a smoker has to take out a loan just 
to buy a pack of Sam's Choice Smokes. 
Plus, we've got to deal with Senator 
Barbara Boxer, but that's a whole separate 

It's tough to nail liberal thought 
square on the head. But I can tell you we 
don't run around like hippies making 
decisions on whatever feels good. There's 
so much more to this argument, so if 
you'd like to continue, feel free to liberal- 
ly email me. 

By Jason Scott 

The task that Bret and 1 decided to 
take on this week is to describe what we 
feel, respectively, are true liberal and con- 
servative views. After much thought I 
came to the conclusion that the closest I 
can come to doing so is to describe my 
views, as I am naturally biased toward 
agreeing with myself and toward thinking 
of myself as a conservative. Therefore, 
don't think that I am telling conservatives 
that they should agree with me; 1 am just 
describing the views of which my conser- 
vatism is composed. 

I think that true, strong conservatism 
in America today has its base in a firm per- 
sonal belief in God, combined with a 
strong dose of patriotism and, usually, a 
greater-than-average bent for political 
realism (vs. idealism). The combination 
of these factors, backed up by a 
Jeffersonian love of classical liberalism, is 
the key ingredient in the formation of a 
conservative ideology. 1 think it is pre- 
cisely this combination, and the great 
sense that it makes, that appeals to me. 

Here's why it makes sense: The 
Christian religion is an excellent founda- 
tion upon which personal morals, a respect 
for the sanctity of human life and a sense 
of justice can be built— and upon which 
many of our traditions as a nation were 
begun. Christianity in America is not a 
theocracy, but our identity. Like it or not, 
no matter how many non-Christians we 
have in America, she is a Protestant 
Christian nation. I did not write that to 
denigrate non-Christians, and I will 
address the reason that I feel obliged to 
write a disclaimer below. 

Anyway, to continue.... What is 
amazing in America is that this Christian 
system of morality has been integrated 
into the government and the state without 
creating a theocracy. It is in large part the 
stubborn claim that this is true and the 
adamant refusal to deny our proud 
Christian heritage that make a conserva- 
tive a conservative. Hone this with feel- 
ings of nationalism and patriotism, and all 
the concerted beliefs and feelings about 
government, God and society become a 

targeted, genuine and sincerely interested 
concern for the well-being of America and 

Patriotism is a beautiful and unifying 
force, and is inherent in true conserva- 
tives; the goth Marilyn Manson wannabes 
lounging around Starbucks might stick in a 
nose ring with the flag on it, since false 
patriotism is all the rage right now. but true 
conservatives didn't need thousands of 
Americans to die to remind them that we 
live in the best country in the world. A 
dash of political realism contributes 
enough rational thought, logical perspec- 
tive and pragmatism to deny a conserva- 
tive the comforting and willful blindness 
that might trap him in the reactionary, lib- 
ertarian or moderate camps. Finally, 
adherence to the laissez-faire notion of 
classical liberalism, the realistic and logi- 
cal stance that big government is detri- 
mental, and a Jeffersonian-Lockean 
emphasis on the individual, libert and 
responsibility round out the conservative 

What all these things lead to are con- 
servative views, and expressed briefly 
here are a few of my own: abortion is mur- 
der for convenience under any circum- 
stances, taxes are better the lower they are 
(for the country as a whole and for the 
individual), there should be better and eas- 
ier access to more guns, welfare should be 
ended altogether, the military needs to be 
as close to invincible as it can, it should 
not be made legal for homosexuals to 
marry, the well-being of one person is 
worth a whole lot more than an animal or 
plant, corporations are good for America, 
and the rich should not be punished for 
being rich and the poor should not be 
rewarded for being poor. The radical 
socialistic egalitarianism of liberals and 
Democrats will never work in this country 
and will always be opposed by a strong 
and worthy opponent in the form of the 
American conservative. 

Comments on this week's 
"Neanderthal effluvium" expressed in a 
composed and decent manner can be sent 

Staff Editorial 

By Laura Trevino 

College students are among the most potentially traumatized group of individ- 
uals after the bombing of the World Trade Center. Campuses all over the nation rallied 
together in support for victims and their families. Students raised funds for weary fire- 
fighters, donated food, money, blankets and even their own blood to help the people of 
New York and Washington, D.C. Many campuses were closed down and our personal 
safety has inevitably been threatened. In a time of war nothing is secure, we are always 
on our guard and at the same time we are expected to walk around like everything is 
under control. 

September 11th has affected every individual on this planet in one-way or 
another. For college students these events have been described by student life as "all the 
more horrifying and shocking, because it is perhaps the first truly major catastrophe 
we've experienced as adults." Students 18-23 years old didn't live through the incident 
at Pearl Harbor or the assassination of JFK. We have never experienced a world war or 

a severe depression. This terrorist attack is perhaps the event that will shape the rest of 
our lives. 

As typical students living in on-campus dorms with our families far away, this 
time seemed even scarier. Other stories consisted of being terrified roommates shaking 
their friends awake to see the news or students experiencing the events live on cafeteria 
TV's. That entire day and many to follow were full of nothing but replays of the horren- 
dous events. In order to make some sense of this mess, students sought comfort in 
returning to their daily routines. Others set up vigils and donated their blood. But above 
all, everyone just clung to each other for support. 

In a more political aspect, September 1 1th has proved to be symbolic in the eyes 
of America's future leaders. So in retrospect, how do the young people of America feel 
now five months after the fact? The responses are very different and vary from one coast 
to another. As residents of California, students here obviously will have a different reac- 
tion than those living in upstate New York. However, as members of a world society we 
continue our prayers for those who still desperately need out support. 

February 20, 2002 


The Echo 7 

Softball is struggling 

By John Bona 

Heading into last Friday's double- 
header against California State University, 
Hayward, the Regals, with an 0-6 record, 
were off to their worst start in school his- 
tory and things did not get any better. The 
team lost both games, dropping their 
record to 0-8, and appear to be drifting 
away from its championship preformances 
of the 2000 and 2001 seasons. 

In the first game, the Regals strug- 
gled to keep pace with Hayward, down 6- 
2 after five innings. Then in the top of the 

sixth, Hayward scored 
eleven runs off nine con- 
secutive singles to put the 
game virtually out of reach. 

The Regals respond- 
ed with three runs in the 
bottom of the sixth but the 
damage had already been 
done. With Hayward lead- 
ing 17-5 the game was 
called due to the mercy 

After falling behind 
2-0 early in game two, jun- 
ior Chelsea Barrella put the 
Regals on 

Photograph by Kim Nelli 

Freshman Kellie Kocher gets ready to stop any 
ground ball coming down to left-center field. 

the score- 
with an 
RBI sin- 
gle to 
right center. 

Down 3-1 in the 
bottom of the third, 
Barrella stepped up 
again, this time with an 
RBI to left center. 
Inspired by Barrella's 
ability to bat runs in at 
will, freshman Jill 
Daniels singled to center 
field, bringing in fresh- 
man Liz Taube and tying 
the game at three. The 
fireworks ended there 
however, as Hayward 
answered the Regals 

Photograph by Kim Nelli 
Senior Carrie Hardey pitched a complete game 
against Cal State Hayward. 

right back with four runs in the top of the 

Unable to find any more offensive 
production, the Regals fell once again, 7- 

Hoping to get their season back on 
track, the Regals will host Occidental 
University next Friday in the first 
Southern California Intercollegiate 
Athletic Conference game of the season. 

Despite the team's record, junior 
pitcher Erin Neuhaus is optimistic about 
the upcoming schedule. 

"We need to pick up our intensity 
and keep our heads in the game," Neuhaus 
said. "If we keep up the hard work we've 
been doing in practice we should be okay." 

Tennis keeps winning 

By Katie Bashaw 


The California Lutheran University 
tennis teams kept winning this week. The 
men improved their record to 4-1 with one 
conference victory and one non-confer- 
ence victory and the women are undefeat- 
ed with a 4-0 record. 

The men started off the week on a 
low note, with a close loss to Westmont 
College on Monday, Feb. 11. The 

Photograph by Candace Worthan 

Sophomore Stephanie Perkins looks up for 
the ball to smash it back over the net at her 
Chapman University opponent on Friday. 

Kingsmen split singles matches 
with victories by Jeremy Quinlan, 
Quinn Caldaron and Sean 
Ruitenberg after dropping two of 
three doubles matches in the open- 
ing round to lose 3-4. 

The next day, Tuesday, Feb. 
12, the men's team redeemed itself 
with a 6-1 victory over Chapman 
University to go into Saturday's 
conference match up with 
Occidental on a positive note. The 
Kingsmen were undefeat- 
ed against Oxy due to sin- 
gles victories by No. I 
Arif Hasan, No. 2 
Quinlan, No. 3 Caldaron, 
No. 4 Jacob Manogue, No. 
5 Tim DiLeo and No. 6 
Clint Mcintosh and three 
consecutive wins in the 
doubles round. 

This weekend, the 
Regals played three 
matches in two days and 
emerged victorious from 
each one. 

On Friday, Feb. 15, against 
Chapman, the Regals won by a 
score of 7-2. 

All three of the doubles 
teams won their matches and 
with California Lutheran 
University ahead 6-0 in the sin- 
gles round, a 10-point super- 
tiebreaker was used for Nos. 2, 3 
and 5. 

Saturday, Feb. 16, brought 
two matches in two different 
locations for the Regals, but this 
challenge did- not faze them and 


Photograph by Candace Worthan 
singles player Becca Hunau. 

they proved their strength and endurance 
by winning at Occidental in the miming 
and at home against Biola that afternoon. 

Becca Hunau, Lisa Novajosky, Sta:y 
Scanlan, Jennifer Stolenberg and 
Stephanie Perkins each won their singles 
matches en route to a 5-4 victory over 

The Regals then turned around and 
drove back to CLU to face Biola. 

Each of the doubles pairs won their 

• matches and after Huanu and Navajosky 

won their singles matches, the match was 

called due to darkness. The final score 

was 5- 1 in favor of the Regals. 

Golf at 



By Luke Patten 

The California Lutheran University 
mens golf team finished in ninth place 
out of eleven teams at the Point Loma 
Nazarene Univesity Invitational on Feb. 

As a team, the Kingsmen shot 630 
(317 and 313) for the two round event. 

Leading the way was junior Matt 
Holland, with a score of 154 (77 and 77). 
He finished in a tie for seventeenth place 

The tournament gave the Kingsmen 
a good chance to evaluate themselves 
against some stiff competition. The II 
team field was comprised of seven 
NCAA Division II schools. CLU is 
Division III 

"The other teams were very 
strong," said Holland. 

According to Holland the team can 
use the experience as way to learn from- 
some of the mistakes they made. 

"We didn't play how we really 
wanted so we have room to improve," 
Holland said. "It's just a matter of time 
before we get back into the swing of 

Junior Randy Cox finished second 
for the Kingsmen by posting a score of 
156 (81 and 75) and wound up in a tie for 
thirtith place overall. 

Three other Kingsmen were count- 
ed into the scoring. Jordan Silvertrust 
managed a 158 (80 and 78) which was 
good enough to finish tied for 38th. 
Aaron Bondi was tied for forty-sixth 
place finishing with a 163 (79 and 83), 
and Jess Card came in tied for fifty-forth 
place with a 167 (83 and 84). 

The Kingsmen will next hit the 
links as a part of the 72nd annual Mary 
Hardin-Baylor Invitational in Temple, 
Texas, which will take place Feb. 25-26. 


IsSJ Coalition on Organ & Tissue Donation 

8 The Echo 


Regals split week, 1-1 

By Cassandra Wolf 

After a close loss to the University of 
Redlands to begin the week, the Regals 
basketball team finished on a positive note 
last week with a victory over top-ranked 
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. 

On Tuesday, the Regals lost by one 
point to Redlands, 50-51. Senior Lenea 
Gutierrez led her teammates with 13 
points, followed by senior captain Liz 
Nesbitt, who had 10 points and eight 
rebounds, and junior Melody Mcintosh, 
who had five points and six rebounds. 

"I am positive about the outcome," 
said head coach Kristy Hopkins. "The 
girls gave a good effort and we'll build on 
that game to win the next three." 

"I think we did really well as a 
team," said Nesbitt. "It shows that we 
have the potential to be a really good team, 
but we lost at the buzzer. We played hard, 
but it's kind of a heartbreaker." 

"I think it was a really great game for 
us," said Mcintosh. "We came out and, 
from start to finish, played hard. We gave 

our best effort the whole game. It was 
really exciting to play that sort of 
game where it goes up and down and 
obviously disappointing because we 
lost by only one point. But we all 
gave our best effort, so we came away 
feeling okay about our effort but 
obviously disappointed about the 

On Friday, the Regals defeated 
Pomona-Pitzer 69-50, thus moving to 
10-13 overall and 4-8 in conference 
action. Gutierrez scored 12 points, 
freshman Marissa Meadows tallied 
11 points and eight rebounds, Nesbitt 
and freshman Tai Soo each had 10 
points and sophomore Julie Cichon 
finished with eight points, nine 
rebounds and two blocks. 

"[We're going to] come out and 
play just as hard as we did the last 
time, and try to keep the girls focused 
for 40 minutes." Hopkins said before 
the game. 

"We're going to go out there, 
have fun, and play our best," said 
Nesbitt. "We're the underdogs right 

____^ now, so we 

don't have 
any pressure 
on us to stay 
on top. We'll 
just go out 
there, play 

Photograph by Jessica Newton 
Senior Leana Guitierrez shoots for three. 

Photograph by Jessica Newton 
Marissa Meadows makes a lay-up for two of her u points 
against Pomona-Pitzer. 


game, and have 

and Redlands are 
still tied for first 
place," said 

Mcintosh. "We're 
pretty excited 
that we could 
possibly upset 
[Pomona] and 
knock them 

down to second 
place. We have a 
lot of fire behind 
us, a lot of drive, 
because we lost 

to them at their place earlier in the year, so 
we want to get a win on Friday. We have a 
lot Of motivation." 

The match against the University of 
Redlands concluded the Regals' four game 
road trip, in which the Regals finished 1-3. 

"It was challenging," Hopkins said 
of the road trip. "It was not easy to get 
through, but we did." 

"[It was] definitely harder to play 
away," said Nesbitt. "[There were] not 
many fans, but we're glad it's over with, I 

"I think we did okay," said 
Mcintosh. "You know, we really picked it 
up towards the last couple games and I 
think we have a lot of momentum going 
into the last three games of the season, so 
I think it will turn out to be terrific." 

February 20, 2002 


This week in Intramural Soccer 

Thursday. Feb. 21 

9 p.m. 7th Heaven vs. Hardwood Starz 

10 p.m. Skins vs. Free Agents 2 

11 p.m. Hailie's Comets vs. Free Agents 1 
Sunday. Feb. 24 

9 p.m. Sidewalk Headliners vs. Hailie's 


10 p.m. Skins vs. Free Agents 1 

11 p.m. 7th Heaven vs. Free Agents 2 

Indoor Soccer Standings 

Hardwood Starz 4-0 

Sidewalk Headliners 2-2 

Free Agents #1 2-1 

The Skins 2-1 

7th Heaven 1-3 

Hailie's Comets 1-2 

Free Agents #2 0-3 

Photograph by Carissa Johnson 

The Sidewalk Headliners score against the Skins in intramural indoor soccer 
on Thursday, Feb. 14. 


John Morse 

Kris Johnson 

Wes Johnson 

Melanie Droz 

Alex Espinoza 

Marisa Glatzer 

Tasha Fairman 

Erin Terry 

hoops at 
11-1 in 

By Yyette Ortiz 

Once again the California 
Lutheran University Kingsmen return 
home victorious. 

The Kinsgmen played on the road 
last week, visiting Whittier College on 
Feb. 13, and University of La Verne on 
Feb. 16, to upset the home teams with 
another victory by the Kingsmen. 

The first half of the Whittier game 
opened wiUi a two-pointer by junior 
Charlie Kundrat and ended with a 13- 
point lead for the Kingsmen. 

In the second half, the Kingsmen 
held on tight to their lead, with the 
smallest score margin at nine points 
with 23 seconds left in the final half. 
The Poets-Kingsmen game closed with 
a 72-61 win for the Kingsmen. 

La Verne tended to pose a greater 
threat for the Kinsmen. 

Within the final eight minutes of 
the game, La Verne broke theKingsmen 
11-point lead to a tie game at 77 with 
two minutes left on the clock. 

Sophomore Zareh Avedian clipped 
the tie with a 10-foot fallaway baseline 
jumper with 1:02 left in the final half. 

The final half concluded with two 
made free-throws by sophomore Kerel 
Sharfner in between junior Charlie 
Kundrat's four completed free-throw 

The Kingsmen sealed the win over 
La Verne with a five-point score margin 
of 79-84. 

The Kingsmen are now 11- 1 in 
conference matches. 

Editors note: 

Junior Vic Esquer, ' 
sophomores Dereem « 
McKinney and Jimmy • 
Fox and freshman ' 
Brusta Brown have ! 
been recognized by ! 
CLU's Student-! 

Athlete Committee [ 
and the NCAA as out- J 
standing student J 

leaders. Last week, | 
The Echo highlighted ' 
the acheivements of" 
Esquer. In upcoming • 
weeks, look for pro- ! 
files of the other three ! 
recognized student- ! 
athletes. ,' 

California Lutheran University 



Volume 42, No. 17 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

February 27, 2002 




Cello recital 

CLU observes Lent 

Baseball undefeated 
against Redlands 

by guest musician 

Campus security and safety examined 

See story page 6 

See stories page 4, 5 

See story page 10 

Leaders unite for discussion 

By Emily Holden 


The 32nd annual Mathews Leadership 
Forum joined community leaders and 
California Lutheran students for an 
evening of dinner and ethical discussions. 
The forum was held in the gym on Feb. 19, 

The topic of this year's forum was 
ethics and the media. Paula Madison, the 
president and general manager of NBC4 
Los Angeles, was the keynote speaker. 

The evening began with a welcome 
from the chair of the Mathews Leadership 
Forum, Tim Field. 

"The Mathews Leadership Forum 
provides an opportunity for business lead- 
ers in the community to interact with the 
students and faculty," Field said. 

Each of the 40 tables at the forum 
included a facilitator, two students, a fac- 
ulty member and four members of the 


This year's forum was more student- 
oriented. All California Lutheran 
University students received a movie tick- 
et donated by Jim Parsons and a gift cer- 
tificate for a free medium pizza from 
Dominos. Ninety-six students RSVPed for 
the event. Dominos also donated a year's 
worth of pizza for a raffle drawing .which 
was won by sophomore Tasha Fairman. 

"I knew my roommates would be 
excited," Fairman said. 

After the welcome, each table partici- 
pated in its own round table discussion 
about ethics and the media. Question top- 
ics varied from how accurate America's 
news is to how technology has affected the 
credibility of the news and how it is pre- 

"It was really interesting because we 
all agreed on everything but everyone was 
open to each other's opinions.," said junior 
Hana Albarran. 

After a dinner catered by Sodexho 

Photograph by Eric Ingemunson 
CLU students and local community business leaders discuss ethics. 

Photograph by Eric Ingemunson 

Keynote speaker Paula Madison, president and general manager ofNBC4 
Los Angeles, spoke about ethics in the media. 

Marriott, Paula Madison gave a profes- 
sional view about media and ethics. 

"I got into journalism to be one of the 
authors of the daily history book," said 
Madison. Madison discussed the media 
and the way it should connect to the com- 
munity, including ethics. 

"The ethics part of what we are doing 

should come down to common sense," 
said Madison. 

"It went beyond our expectations. We 
were full to capacity and the speaker was 
outstanding," a member of the forum plan- 
ning committee, Wendy Hoffman said. 
Overall, the planning committee was very 
pleased with the evening. 

Photograph by Eric Ingemunson 
The leadership forum was held in the CLU gymnasium, which was decorated 
and set up with 40 tables seating eight each. 

Presidential scholars; the future of CLU 

By Lisa Radberg 

The 75 finalists in the 2002 CLU 
Presidential Scholarships program will visit 
campus from March 3 to March 5. While 
experiencing the CLU community firsthand, 
the prospects will be interviewed by faculty 
and current students as part of the selection 
process for the various grants they will ulti- 
mately receive. 

"By being here they [the finalists] are 
able to see the campus from the inside to tell 
if it fits them or not," said Cody Hartley, assis- 
tant director of admissions. "We try to make 

sure the students we're investing in are the 
ones who really want to be here." 

According to Hartley, who has been 
planning the scholarship program and man- 
ages the Internet-based application process, 
the 75 finalists were selected based on the 
quality of their application essay and their 
academic profile. The scholarships available 
are: two covering full tuition and four three- 
quarter tuition grants. Also, all finalists 
receive Presidential Scholarships of at least 

This year's finalists were selected out of 
2 1 students who all met the requirements of 
a 3.7 grade point average, an 1 1 50 SAT score 

or an ACT score of 25. The average GPA of 
the applicants was 4. 13, the SAT score 1220 
and the ACT score 28. 

"These are extremely gifted students 
whose presence at CLU adds value to the 
whole community," said Pamela M. 
Jolicoeur, provost and dean of the faculty. 

Senior Melanie Clarey, majoring in mul- 
timedia and minoring in psychology, was one 
of the finalists in 1998. She said she would 
probably not be a CLU student today if it 
weren't for the scholarship she received and 
the invaluable opportunity of sitting in on 
classes and essentially being a CLU student 
for a couple of days. 

"CLU is the kind of place mat is mostly 
about the feeling of community on campus," 
Clarey said. "There is no way to express this 
in magazines or promotional mailings - the 
only way to get this message across is to get 
the students on campus and get them involved 
in the community itself." 

Jolicoeur, who helped design the pro- 
gram and will be one of the interviewers this 
year, agrees. She said bringing the students to 
campus "substantially increases the likeli- 
hood that they will enroll." 

"This matter of ' fit' is far more important 
than scholarship money - both to us and to the 
students," Jolicoeur said. 

The Echo 


February 27, 2002 

a clu peek at this week 


february 27 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Church Council Meeting 
Chapel Lounge 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


february 28 

FCA Meeting 
Nygreen 1 

7 p.m. 

Indoor Soccer Intramurals 

8 p.m. 

Lord of Life Social Activity 

8 p.m. 


Student Union Building 

10 p.m. 


march 1 

Club Lu 
Mani's Place 

9 p.m. 


march 3 

Intramural Softball 
Softball Fields 
2 p.m. 

Worship Service 
Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 

Catholic Mass 
7:30 p.m. 

Indoor Soccer Championships 


8 p.m. 

Haivaiian Club Meeting 
Student Union Building 
8 p.m. 


march 4 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 2 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 2 
6:30 p.m. 

ASLU Res. Hall Association 
Nygreen 2 
8:30 p.m. 


march 5 

Lenten Devotional Service 


5 p.m. 

Marketing Club Meeting 
Peters 106 
8 p.m. 

J1F Meeting 
Overton Hall 

7 p.m. 

Word Up Bible Study 
Chapel Lounge 

8 p.m. 


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Club Lu brings 

The Echo 3 

By April Vodden 

CLU students enjoyed a night of 
laughter at the Feb. 22 Club Lu event. 
Three comedians from Barry Neal Comic 
Express entertained students in the Gym 
on Friday at 9 p.m. Kobi Colyar, junior 
programs board representative and plan- 
ner of the event, estimated attendance at 
about 125-150 people. 

"It seemed like it went over pretty 
well. We had a good turnout and the peo- 
ple who were there seemed to enjoy them- 
selves," said Colyar. 

The first comedian and the host of the 
show, Barry Neal, warmed up the crowd 
with jokes about growing up, getting beat- 
en up at recess and about being a comedi- 
an. Neal interacted with the crowd by 
talking and joking with audience mem- 
bers. At one point, Neal asked if anyone 
in the audience wanted to be a comedian. 
"It is the most fun you'll have because all 
you do is tell stories about your life," said 

Danny Viapondo was the second 

"It (being a comedian) 
is the most fun you'll 
have because all you 
do is tell stories about 
your life." 


comedian of the night. Some of the top- 
ics Viapondo covered included his par- 
ents, family and living in Los Angeles. 

"My friend says he couldn't find his 
car because it was buried under snow. I 
live in Los Angeles. If I can't find my car, 
someone took it," Viapondo said. 
Viapondo also talked about going to col- 
lege and moving away from home. 
"When you first move out of your parents 
house, you take a lot of things for granted. 
Like food." 

The headliner of the show, Tim 
O'Rourke, has a reoccurring role on The 
Drew Carey Show as the bartender. 
O'Rourke broke the ice by insulting him- 
self and repeatedly flipping off the audi- 
ence. "Yeah, I am fat. Get over it," said 
O'Rourke. He compared the shopping 
styles of men and women and pointed out 
that there are specialty underwear stores 
for women, but none for men. 

"Underwear to a guy is just some- 
thing to keep our pants clean," said 
O'Rourke. He also brought out his guitar 
and sang his own version of the song, 
"Footloose," changing the words to "Fruit 
Loops." By the end of the show, he had 
the audience singing along. 

"The show was definitely entertain- 
ing and the headliner was by far the best 
of the three comedians. However, I feel 
the comics could have related to our age 
group better. There seemed to be a lot of 
jokes about marriage, making it hard for 
us to relate, since most of us are not mar- 
ried," junior Marlissa Wahl said. 

Photograph by Leiiani Green 
Comedian Tim O'Rourke entertains students last Friday night. 

Photograph by Leiiani Green 
Senior Jon Lofdahl enjoying Friday night's comedy acts. 

30-hour famine inspires students 

By Rachel Eskesen 

A small group of California Lutheran 
University students dedicated to learning 
about world hunger met in the cafeteria 
Friday morning at 7 a.m. for breakfast. It 
would be their last meal for the next 30 
hours as they joined in an international 
fast called the 30-Hour Famine. 

Sponsored by the Community Service 
Center and World Vision, the 30-Hour 
Famine is a program to raise awareness 
and gain a better understanding about the 
use and misuse of food resources in the 

The students reconvened at 6 p.m. in 
the Student Union Building after a day of 
resisting the urge to eat. Even though they 
were able to have water and juice to avoid 
becoming dehydrated and ill, they were 

Photograph by Malin Lundblad 

Community Service Center Coordinator GailZurek and junior Amanda 
Frazier sort food at Manna. 

not allowed to eat even if nobody was 

"I felt like if I were to eat during the 
free time, I would be cheating myself out 
of the full experience," sophomore Kara 
Thorkelson said. Thorkelson's statement 
is representative of the group's feelings 
during reflection time on Saturday after- 

After icebreaker games and Bible 
study, the group was introduced to the 
"food for thought" jar. Within the jar were 
placed facts and statistics about world 
hunger. Any time anyone felt hungry, 
she/he was to take a slip from the jar and 
read it to the group. An example of these 
facts, gathered from Bread for the World's 
website, were that one person dies every 
3.6 seconds from hunger. Needless to say, 
with a hungry group of 10 people spend- 
ing the night together, everyone heard 
quite a few facts throughout the night. 

Waking up to a watch-alarm 8 a.m. 
Saturday morning, the hungry, tired group 
of 10 sleeping with blankets and sleeping 
bags in the Community Service Center 
poured a glass of juice for breakfast. 
Karen Thompson led a small worship 
service before they headed out to their 
service project. The task for the day was 
sorting food at Manna, an emergency 
food distribution center located on 
Crescent Way in Thousand Oaks. 
Designed to help people on a limited 
income or temporarily unable to obtain 
enough food, Manna is open Tuesday, 
Friday and Saturday and has helped as 
many as 5 1 , 000 people in a single month. 
Twelve-year volunteer and 10-year 

on the board of directors member at 
Manna, Mike Nester showed the group its 
task. Led to the back of the house, they 
quickly began to sort nonperishable food 
items out of a large blue trailer into cate- 

The shelves of Manna are divided 
into categories such as canned fruits, 
corn, tuna and canned green beans. 
Cooking supplies go quickly and sugar, 
peanut butter and cooking oil are always 
in high demand. Working with the food 
on an empty stomach heightened the 
group's awareness of what an important 
role food banks play in people's lives. 

The experience at the food bank was 
scheduled to bring the idea of world 
hunger closer to home. Participants could 
see it even affects Thousand Oaks. 

"It's amazing how it's a totally dif- 
ferent atmosphere just down the road," 

junior Jordan Long said. 

Leaving Manna a little after noon, 

the group traveled back to the Student 

Union Building for reflection time. 

After discussion, the participants 

walked to Community Service Center 

Coordinator Gail Zurek's apartment for 

soup and bread. 

"It put perspective on things in my 

life that I take for granted," Zurek said. 

After the entire event was over, Zurek 

hoped that the people involved would 

gain a lesson that lasted for more than 30 


For more information on volunteer 

opportunities, contact the Community 

Service Center at ext. 3680. 

The Echo 


February 27, 2002 

CLU observes Lent Cell ° 

By Pamela Hunnicutt 


California Lutheran University stu- 
dents began the season of Lent last week in 
the Samuelson Chapel by being marked on 
the forehead with ashes in the sign of the 
cross. Lent, traditionally observed by 
Christians in preparation for Easter, was 
established in the 4th century as a 40-day- 
long event. In eastern churches, where 
both Saturday and Sunday are regarded as 
festival days, the period of Lent is the 
eight weeks before Easter. In western 
churches, where only Sunday is regarded 
as a festival, the 40-day period begins on 
Ash Wednesday and extends, with the 
omission of Sundays, to the day before 
Easter. Ash Wednesday, the first day of 
Lent, is named after the practice of placing 
ashes on the forehead of worshippers, to 
symbolize death and sorrow for sin. Ashes 
are an ancient symbol of repentance and 

are supposed to remind Christians of their 
mortality and the day when they will stand 
before God and be judged. Being marked 
with ashes at the beginning of Lent indi- 
cates one's recognition of the need for 
deeper conversion of their life during this 
season of renewal. For most people, the 
first thought that Lent brings to mind is 
giving something up. 

"I have chosen to give up swearing as 
an extra polishing touch, because the 
things that I think and say reflect on me as 
a person," said sophomore Lissa Merrill. 

Lent is about conversion and turning 
lives more completely over to Christ and 
His way of life. This will always involve 
giving up sin in some form. The goal is 
not just to abstain from sin for the duration 
of Lent but to root sin out of one's life for- 
ever. Conversion means leaving behind an 
old way of living and acting, in order to 
embrace a new life in Christ. 

'instead of giving up just one thing, I 

have decided to use this time to focus spir- 
itually and work on my personal goals," 
said sophomore Michelle Bradfield. 

The three traditional pillars of Lenten 
observance are prayer, fasting and 
almsgiving. More time given to prayer 
during Lent should draw observers closer 
to the Lord. Fasting is one of the most 
ancient practices associated with Lent, and 
is more than a means of developing self- 
control, it is often an aid to prayer, as the 
pangs of hunger will remind Christians of 
their hunger for God. Fasting can help one 
to realize the suffering that so many people 
in the world experience everyday, and it 
should lead one to greater efforts to allevi- 
ate that suffering. Almsgiving, the third 
traditional pillar of Lent, is a sign of 
Christian's care for those in need and an 
expression of their gratitude for all that 
God has given to them. 

Lent began on Ash Wednesday Feb. 
13 and will end March 30. 

Sophomores gather for dinner 

By Katie Bashaw 

A total of 94 sophomores piled into 
the Nelson Room to enjoy Wood Ranch 
barbeque chicken and Cheesecake Factory 
dessert served by teachers and administra- 
tors at the first annual Sophomore Year 
Experience dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 
sponsored by the Student Life office. 

"The purpose of the SYE was to make 
sure our sophomores felt connected to the 
university and that the university is aware 
of their needs and wants," said Jenny 
Brydon, coordinator of intramural sports 
and educational programs and area resi- 
dent coordinator of New West, who was an 
adviser to this event. 

The evening was designed to touch 
base with students in areas that are impor- 
tant to them in their second year of col- 
lege, even if they don't realize it. 

Cindy Lewis, director of career serv- 
ices, reminded the students that the best 
time to get a summer internship is the sum- 
mer between sophomore and junior years 
and that the application deadline is within 
the next two months. 

Malika Rice and Noelle Ford, student 
workers in the study abroad office, showed 
a video from Semester at Sea and brought 
in friends to give testimonials about study- 
ing abroad in their second semester of jun- 
ior year. 

Planning to study abroad takes some 
work to be sure that scholarships and other 
money can carry over and to get class 
credit for the work or classes taken while 
abroad, so it is important to plan ahead. 

When Vice President for University 
Advancement George Tngdahl and 
ASCLU President Kim McHale updated 
the class of 2004 on what changes to 

California Lutheran University will hap- 
pen before they graduate, students in the 
audience perked up and voiced their con- 
cerns about raising tuition, the lack of 
parking spaces and continuing the five-to- 
a-room trend. Engdahl assured the stu- 
dents that while tuition will probably go 
up, as it often does, the developments to 
the residence halls and north campus ath- 
letic facilities will be paid for by fundrais- 
ers, not out of the students' tuition. 

"It's really important for our sopho- 
mores to know what is going on in the next 
two years," Brydon said. "They deserve to 
know and they really don't get a forum to 
hear that information unless they are a 
peer advisor or RA." 

Four juniors gave testimonials about 
what life was like during their sophomore 
year and what current sophomores have to 
look forward to. Nate Fall explained how 
he dealt with the differences between liv- 
ing in the freshman residence halls, where 
everyone's friends live right down the hall, 
to being separated between Thompson and 
west campus. 

Noah Brocious gave his tips on keep- 
ing his grades up while participating in 
intercollegiate athletics and having a job, 
and Amanda Fraizer reminded everyone 
that in order to enjoy the experience of col- 
lege, it is necessary to invest the time into 
whatever it is you are doing. 

Out of all the testimonials, Brent 
Baier's was received the most enthusiasti- 
cally. The highlight of his talk on being a 
good money manager was his colorful 
"taco chart," in which he counted how 
many tacos could be bought with the 
money spent on CDs, new shoes, phone 
bills and other non-essentials that college 
students purchase. He also reminded soph- ' 

omores that the meals in the cafeteria are 
already paid for, so why go out and spend 
money on food? 

Robby Larson, coordinator of student 
programs and area residence coordinator 
for Mt. Clef, also discussed money man- 
agement by challenging the students to 
keep track of each penny they spend in a 
month to see how much is wasted on non- 

"I'm always interested in hearing 
about financial planning," sophomore 
Amanda Klever said. "College students 
deal with and need help with money man- 

For dessert, faculty and administrators 
served cheesecake and upperclassmen 
leaders at each table led a discussion on 
issues that sophomores may be dealing 
with, such as a change in their faith or 
beliefs since coming to CLU, how they 
manage their time and even whether or not 
they plan to return to CLU in the fall. 

"I thought [being served by faculty] 
was great because they were so nice and 
ready to help us," sophomore Julie 
Norman said. 

"I personally enjoyed the taco talk and 
also sharing freshman experience with the 
people at my table," sophomore Jon 
Gonzales said. 

"The evening was very beneficial," 
sophomore Robert Bowland said. "The 
money sessions with Brent Baier and 
Robby Larson and the information on the 
interview process were very helpful." 

"It was a fantastic first annual event," 
Brydon said. "Obviously, after the event 
we've learned a lot and it will only get bet- 
ter each year. This will be an continuing 
event from here on, so get ready for big- 
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A broad range of composers and 
musical genres are what students can 
expect at the cello recital at 3 p.m. on 
March 3 in the Samuelson chapel. 

"The concert is really a potpourri of 
cello music," said Joyce Geeting. 

The works of such composers as 
Luigi Boccherini, Bartok, Bach, David 
Popper, Tchaikovsky, Squire and others 
will be performed. 

Cello is a lifelong passion for the per- 
formers. Senior Preston Geeting has 
played since he was 4 years old. For him 
the hardest part is "learning the piece." 
Preston will be performing a duet with his 
mother, Joyce Geeting, who is leading the 

Joyce Geeting is a part-time teacher 
at California Lutheran University for 
select students. One of her students 
includes senior Rachel Morris, who is a 
music major. Morris will be one of the 
performers featured at the recital. 

"She is an excellent teacher and often 
goes unrecognized for all the hard work 
she does with her students," said Preston. 

Other key performers include Melody 
Yen, Gideon Park, Jamie Li, Kate 
Sweitzer and Alexandra Shall. 

For freshman Gwen Guderjon, who 
has played the cello for six years, the 
recital is a good opportunity for her to lis- 
ten to her favorite composers played by 
local cellists. 

"Boccherini and Tchaikovsky are 
great. I have enjoyed both listening to 
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The Echo 

Campus security: How they keep CLU safe 

By Jannette Jauregui 


The California Lutheran University 
Campus Safety and Security Department 
is not only in change of keeping the school 
a safe place to be, but the members that 
make up the team of security guards are 
also the eyes and ears of the campus, 
according to Jeffrey Cowgill, CLU 
Director of Campus Safety and Services. 

"There is always someone available/' 
said Cowgill. 

One manager and five officers make 
up the security team at CLU that is on call 
24 hours a day, seven days a week, includ- 
ing holidays. The safety and security 
department has various responsibilities 
around campus including patrolling, lock- 
ing all doors after school hours, enforcing 
traffic regulations and monitoring all fire 
alarms and assistance call boxes located 
across campus. What many students may 
not be aware of are other tasks the team of 
six take on. The department provides an 
escort service at night to and from loca- 
tions on campus. 

They also provide jump-starts for stu- 
dent cars, help students locked out of their 

dorm rooms and are the first to respond to 
medical calls. 

"They are called on one or two med- 
ical related or minor traffic accidents a 
semester," said Cowgill. 

The department is also in charge of 
traffic citations on campus, issuing 
approximately 30 citations a week, 
according to Cowgill. 

The officers also often get janitorial 
calls from dorm rooms, most often relat- 
ing to plugged toilets and sometimes bro- 
ken windows. 

Located throughout the campus are 
blue call boxes that students can use in 
case of an emergency and a security guard 
will promptly respond. Students can also 
dial 3911 for an emergency and, if the 
phone systems are down on campus, the 
office can be reached at 492-7542. The 
CLU campus is relatively quiet and calm 
compared to other universities, making it 
a pleasant working atmosphere for the 
team of security officers, according to 
CLU security guard David Nunez. 

"It is a nice, quiet community," said 
Nunez. "You can compare this campus to 
Isla Vista (UCSB). There is a vast differ- 

Photograph by Candice Worthan 

As Director of Campus Safety and 
Services Jejfery D. Cowgill manages 
the five-officer security team at CLU. 

Photograph by Candice Worthan 

David Nunez is part of the security 
team that works to keep the CLU 
campus safe. 

Campus Quotes 

How safe do you feel on the CLU campus? 

Drew Kourounis, sophomore, math 

"It is safe. It is a good community at 
school where everyone wants to be safe 
together as a community with one anoth- 

Joshua Simmons, freshman, business 

"It is safe because of the intense secu- 
rity and strict rules of drugs and alcohol. 
This makes our campus safe for all the 



Amanda McClendon, junior, liberal stud- 

"I do think the campus is safe but 
there needs to be more lighting on the 
sidewalk which runs on Memorial 
Parkway to the library and all along the 
football field." 

|5 i 

Jessica Evans, freshman, sports medicine 
and communication broadcasting 

"It is safe because every time I walk 
to class or back there is a security officer. 
Also, late at night there are security offi- 
cers that drive by, too." 

Iver Meldahl, freshman, political science Amy Shimada, freshman, premed Dave Ruggiero, senior, criminal justice Burke Wallace, junior, political science 

"It is a very safe campus. The campus 
security guys at night are all over the 
place. 1 take steps personally to be safe 
such as not picking fights. The school 
takes students' safety very seriously." 

"I feel very safe here on campus 
because 1 can get a hold of security at any 
time. This makes for a safe environment 
for all students here." 

"Yes, the campus is safe because "It does not get much safer than this 

blue-light phones are available. They are campus!" 
there so you can call if you are in danger. 
Then make me feel very safe." 

Campus Quotes are compiled by Jackie Dannaker 

The Echo 


February 27, 2002 

Jared Burton amazes crowd 
on the Canyon Club stage 

By Mark Glesne 

Brandt Shandera took the stage with 
his acoustic guitar and immediately let his 
alto vocal range resonate through the 
entire room. Shandera opened the evening 
at the Canyon Club's Storyteller Series on 
Wednesday, Feb. 21. 

A majority of basic chord progres- 
sions, with the help of a few minor inter- 
vals, took Shandera through his pieces. 
One could detect a slight Weezer-feel to 
his melodieS early on in his set, but then 
feel them drift away into Shandera's orig- 
inal song-writing style. Shandera had 
complete control of his vocal abilities and 
displayed a bright, alto origination. 
Somehow, while singing, Shandera adopt- 
ed a British accent that put an interesting 
spin on his songs. 

Shandera's performance was put 
together nicely with the exception of a 
very buzzy guitar. It was hard to move past 
the annoying buzz throughout his entire 
set and focus on the music. With a higher 
action on his guitar, the set would have 
been much better. 

A trio of musicians by the name of 
The Kris Special took the stage as the sec- 
ond act of the evening. If one has never 
heard the term 'emo' rock (emotional 
rock). The Kris Special could have given a 
seminar. Not that all emo rock is bad, but 
The Kris Special did it no justice. 

Each member played his or her own 
instrument and had no stage interaction 

with his or her fellow bandmates. The only 
aspect of the show that connected each 
musician to one another was the beat. 
Their seven-song set was sullen, mono- 
tone and boring. Their lyrics were random 
and almost impossible to make out. Above 
all, they lacked any sense of stage pres- 
ence, and that is being generous. 

Luckily, Jared Burton ended the 
evening. Burton performed two weeks ago 
and amazed the audience again. 

Despite a temperamental b-string that 
insisted on staying out of tune. Burton put 
on another soulful and brutally honest 

"The first two acts sang their songs . . . 
I like how Jared [Burton] actually per- 
formed his songs," remarked sophomore 
Rachel Eskesen. 

With every song this incredible song- 
writer made a statement. His music is both 
humbling and refreshing. Burton is not 
afraid to make [liberal] statements on 
tough issues such as drug use, the state of 
the nation, political power, the govern- 
ment infrastructure, suicide, laws, the 
news media, terrorism, presidential deci- 
sion-making, child abuse, broken homes 
and homosexuality. Hats off to Jared 
Burton for an amazing performance that 
no one should have missed. 

Music fans should look forward to 
this week's Storyteller Series, tonight at 8 
p.m., when the Canyon Club features the 
Adam Warner and That Fat Frog. The 
Canyon Club is located on 2891 J. 
Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. 

"I Am Sam" is 
inspiring and 
emotional ride 

By Kim Allen 

"I Am Sam" is a controversial film 
that takes viewers through a roller coaster 
of emotions. Sam, played by Sean Penn, is 
a mentally disabled and autistic man who 
impregnates a homeless girl. After the 
delivery of his daughter, Lucy, the mother 
disappears. With the l.Q. of the average 7- 
year-old, and a heart of the most loving of 
fathers, he is left to raise his daughter 

There is no doubt he can raise his 
daughter in a way most fathers can't ... 
with love, sincerity and the greatest of 
heart. Yet social workers feel love is not 
enough to raise a daughter in the way she 
deserves, so Lucy is taken away from him 
by child services. The social workers 
argue that proper upbringing requires 
money, and Sam can only handle the sim- 
plest of tasks, such as cleaning tables and 
greeting customers at Starbucks. 

His lawyer, played by Michelle 
Pfeiffer, has the greatest lesson to leam, as 
a parent, from Sam. It is one thing to be 
wealthy and successful, to provide your 
children with the physical possessions 
they need, but if that is all you can pro- 
vide, that will not make you a great parent. 
"Sean Penn did a nice job bringing 

Photograph by Shane Sobel 

Jared Burton amazed the Canyon Club audience last Wednesday with his 
soulful singing and insightful lyrics. 

feeling to the relationships. Michelle 
Pfeiffer made the movie nice for me, 
though," junior Jesse Creydt said. 

Sam's lawyer has the mind he lacks, 
but Sam has the heart she has yet to 

"Sam showed amazing qualities most 
fathers don't have today," sophomore 
Sarah Chambers said. "Phenomenal. Sean 
Penn did an amazing job. It was a tearjerk- 
er. I felt his pain." 

The film's controversy is, can some- 
one who is mentally disabled raise a child? 
Arguably, many parents miss most of their 
child's learning and development because 
they are focused on their careers and being 
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May 15, 2002 

By Michele Hatler 


Over the past few weeks it seems 
thata column in The Echo has caused a lit- 
tle stir on campus. I've been asked my 
reaction a number of times and my reply is 
that I'm glad people are responding. Even 
though people's feelings have been hurt, 
gays and non-gays are defending both 

sides. Students as well as faculty are get- 
ting involved, either supporting or criticiz- 
ing opinions on homosexuality. I think that 
I'd be more bothered by the whole situa- 
tion if people didn't respond. 

The only problem I have with peo- 
ple's responses is that they are just opin- 
ions on the whole topic. If people are real- 
ly worried about gay and lesbian rights on 
campus, then why isn't there a more active 
reaction from the student body? 

There is a gay/straight alliartcfe organ- 
ization on campus, but all they do is have 
meetings. If you are adamant about some- 
thing, then stand for what you believe in, 
no matter what. Some of the comments 
and replies that we've gotten have been 
just that. 

No one wants to admit openly that 
they are gay. It may be because they don't 

feel they can be accepted here, but in all 
honesty, someone who is a true friend 
should be there for you no matter what. If 
your friends and peers discriminate 
against you because they've discovered 
you are gay, then they aren't real friends in 
the first place. You don't need them in 
your life. 

My point is that there are things that 
can be done to promote homosexual 
rights. I don't see anyone passing out but- 
tons reading "support gay rights" or hav- 
ing an awareness rally or something. 

This will be the last week addressing 
the "Nature vs. Nurture" opinion columns. 
Although the topic is apparently a hot one, 
I think three weeks is long enough for dis- 
cussion. Comments and replies are still 
welcome, but there will be no more print- 
ed in The Echo. 

By Karl Fedje 

The latest outlandish comment to come 
from the White House should be a cause for 
great alarm, but will likely pass unnoticed by 
most Americans, as is the case with much of 
the carefully worded propaganda released by 
the administration via a very helpful media. 
This Valentine's Day, Secretary of State Colin 
Powell spoke sternly of the necessity for a 
"regime change" in Iraq. That same day, 
National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, 
when asked if the US would consider using 
military force inside Iraq, said the United 
States is "not ruling out any options." 

Since the attacks of last fall, the Bush 
administration has been hinting at an upcom- 
ing change in U.S. foreign policy in Iraq. 
Lately, these hints have become more pointed. 
Witness Bush's State of the Union remark that 
Iraq, along with Iran and North Korea, is part 
of an "axis of evil." The White House is wast- 
ing little time in altering our relation with Iraq. 
"The world has a problem with Iraq" and "the 
status quo is not acceptable," said Rice. 

Certainly there are some very powerful 
nations that have a problem with Iraq — per- 
haps even a majority of the world. This num- 
ber shrinks considerably, though, if one con- 
siders the number of countries that would con- 
sider the problem with Iraq serious enough to 
merit regime change. 

Iraq's President Saddam Hussein presents 
the U.S. with a handful of significant threats. 
His weapons of mass destruction, an open 
secret of the last decade, present an obvious 
threat to his neighbors and possibly to coun- 
tries ferther away. This, says the White House, 

is one of many reasons the Iraqi problem 
needs to be solved. While any military action 
would present troops with an immediate, iden- 
tifiable risk from those weapons of mass 
destruction, following status quo does not. 

Iraq's ethnic minority, the Kurds, present 
another problem that should deter the U.S. 
from any dramatic policy change in Iraq. A 
change in Iraq's government could have pro- 
found effects on its neighbors, particularly 
Turkey, which has a significant population of 
Kurds. Any instability in Northern Iraq could 
quickly spill into Turkey. Hussein has, in the 
past, viciously oppressed his Kurdish minori- 
ty, and they are in need of a new ruler. But any 
change forced upon Iraq by the US would 
yield unpredictable results. Can the US be cer- 
tain that their intervention will solve any prob- 

Granted, Hussein and his henchmen are 
bad people, even evil people, but this doesn't 
give the United States license to interfere in 
another country's affairs so frequently and 
undiplomatically. In fact, this U.S. policy of 
aggressive diplomatic tactics, military inter- 
vention and even military action, is partly 
responsible for the fractures in modem global 

There is no debating that, for years, the 
U.S. has spread capitalism and technology 
throughout the world; in some countries this 
has been an unwelcome intrusion into their 
way of life. A country often has little choice 
but to accept the tokens of America's way of 
life (think cars and computers). Resentment 
for these assertive and overbearing tendencies 
is responsible for many modern enemies of the 
United States (particularly the Middle East 
and areas of Southeast Asia). To a certain 

extent, this resentment fuels the hatred that 
leads to tragedy, as we've witnessed frequent- 
ly in the past decades (think September 1 1, the 
previous attack on the World Trade Center, 
embassy bombings in Africa). 

The last thing the United States should do 
is put military on the ground in Iraq. The 
potential military casualties, the possibility of 
destroying any remaining political stability in 
the Middle East, and further terrorist actions 
against U.S. interest are all risks too great to 
warrant this. However, according to The New 
York Times, the Pentagon has "been drawing 
up plans for an Iraq campaign." Tragically, 
such an action would further enrage those who 
already hate the U.S. Middle East foreign pol- 
icy. At the same time, military intervention 
would be a gamble for real change, and then 
again a gamble that the outcome would repre- 
sent a global improvement. When will the 
government learn that people around the 
world do not necessarily view an American 
military presence in their country as a friendly 

By no means should the U.S. return to the 
isolationist policies from the Inter-War period. 
But the U.S. should not continue to press its 
heavy hand in countries around the world. Our 
foreign policy needs to change from that of a 
growing business, fighting to be the best, to 
that of a friendly neighbor. What the U.S. 
needs right now is a reasoned, careful 
approach to international policy. Inflammatory 
comments that aren't grounded in geographi- 
cal, political or social reality serve only to spur 
those who already hate us, and they cloud the 
debate over what the U.S. should do about 
potential threats from abroad. I welcome your 
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8 The Echo 


February 27, 2002 

First and foremost, I am a Human Being. I 
discovered I was bisexual when I was about 12 
years old. It was not something that occurred to me 
overnight, but slowly over time. When I realized 
that I was attracted to both women and men, I cried. 
I cried, not because 1 thought there was something 
wrong with me. but because I knew that the rest of 
the world would not accept me. I remember taking 
a walk alone down my street, carrying my heavy 
burden, and praying to God. I heard myself asking, 
"Why am I bisexual. God? Why have you made 
me this way? Nobody will like me. Please don't 
make me altracled to members of the same sex, 
God. Please don't let people hate me." But 1 was 
never granted my wish, and 1 learned to accept the 
fact that 1 am a bisexual person. 

In elementary school. I discovered early on 
thai I should keep this "secret" to myself. The most 
common insult thrown around the schoolyard was 
"fag." If you could not throw a ball correctly in the 
basketball court, you were a "queer." If you want- 
ed to upset a guy's masculinity, you called him a 
"fag." I learned from my peers at an early age that 
my mere existence, being bisexual, was considered 
offensive to most human beings. Imagine for a sec- 
ond that a label you were born with is considered 
an insult. Maybe you are a different religion or race 
from others. Now picture hearing that word, that 
description of yourself, being thrown around as an 

insult on a daily basis. I wish that the insults had 
ended in elementary school, but they did not In 
high school, and even more so in college, the 
homophobic slang continued. 

1 think the most difficult part was having 
nobody to look up to as a gay figure. All of the gay 
people in television were either being mocked or 
described as perverted in some way. I heard politi- 
cians accuse the gay community of being 
pedophiles, something that I find extremely dis- 
turbing. But as I was growing up, there were no 
gay characters for me to identify with, no hope of 
society becoming any more accepting. 

Joyously, my parents are loving, open-mind- 
ed people, and were very supportive of me when I 
came out It was through their love that I did not 
crumble under the daily hate that I heard around 
me. I came out to a select few friends, and they, 
too, accepted me, and made nothing of it I would 
always be the same friend they had always loved. 
Some of my other gay friends were not as lucky as 
I was. 

My closest friend is a gay Eagle Scout. When 
his parents suspected that he was gay, they 
approached him and declared,.'*If you're gay, we 
want you to leave this house and never return. We 
will pretend like we never had you as our son. No 
son of ours is going to be a fag." My best friend 
attempted to take his own life, but luckily, he did 

not succeed. A close girlfriend of mine began cut- 
ting herself because her very religious parents 
would not accept thai she was a lesbian. She took 
an overdose and woke up with her stomach being 
pumped. Once again, I was lucky that my friend 
survived- Unfortunately, she still suffers from an 
eating disorder and depression, and her parents still 
do not accept the fact that she is gay. 

It would be much easier for the three of us to 
"turn straighL" That is not the way it works, 
though. A gay person (or in my case, bisexual) can 
not will himself or herself to be straight any more 
than a straight person could will to be gay. It would 
only be a front a facade, something to keep the par- 
ents and community at large happy. But inside, the 
lies and pretense get exhausting. I know because I 
feel the need to keep this lie on a daily basis. I have 
not told anyone in my family, other than my par- 
ents, that I am bisexual, because I do not believe the 
rest of my family would understand. I have not 
told most of my acquaintances at CLU, because I 
fear for my safety. And living in fear is definitely 

Though my sexual orientation was not a 
choice I was able to make, I feel as though life has 
given me many other options-one of these being to 
love myself for all that I am, and all that I have yet 
to become. It would be a terrible waste of such a 
beautiful gift to go through life haling oneself. 

Today, I still hear people yell "fag" across the 
cafeteria and the football field at friends and ene- 
mies alike. While the rest of the nearby group gig- 
gles. I find myself wincing. If I meet a wonderful 
person of the same sex, and feel the same excite- 
ment straight people feel when they meet members 
of the opposite sex, I feel the need to cover it up. I 
can never express love the same way other people 
can, and that's painful and I grow«weary of it 

But I have faith in people. Since I've joined 
the CLU community, I have made many wonder- 
ful friends, some of whom know I am bisexual and 
who are very accepting of this fact Those who do 
not know my orientation have described me as 
intelligent spirited, motivated, attractive and a per- 
son worth getting to know. I believe that over time, 
people will open their hearts and see me for more 
than my sexual orientation. I have not provided my 
name or picture because I want you to imagine that 
I just may be your best friend, your sibling, your 
significant other, your roommate, your classmate, 
the person you're doing community service with, 
or the nice person you just met in the cafeteria. 
Next time you make a remark that degrades anoth- 
er person, consider that that individual could be sit- 
ting right next to you. 

(Author's note: Although this essay primarily addresses 
homosexuality, the concepts of rational thought presented here 
could be applied to many other issues.) 

When I analyze a serious issue, I try to approach it with a 
completely open mind. That is, I do my best to disregard every- 
thing my friends, relatives and mentors have told me. I also try 
to set aside all I have read. Why, in these situations, do I reject 
what are normally the main influences in a person's life? 
Because they are sometimes erroneous, taken out of context, or 
no longer applicable. Think about it — if everyone's influences 
are "dead on," then why is this world of ours so messed up? 
Moreover, if we were never to question authority, I don't care 
how authoritative, we, as a people, would never have pro- 
gressed beyond caveman mentality. 

So how do I proceed in analyzing an issue? I try to judge 
events and behavior based on logic, and taken solely at face 
value; preconceived notions, prejudices and references to 
authority are carefully disregarded. I also try to incorporate 
kindness, civility and decency into my analyses. In short, I dig 
deep into my soul and ask myself what is truly right, given the 
circumstances. It actually works pretty well. 

Every day, people judge others in both rational and irra- 
tional ways. For example, when I witness someone driving 
recklessly or physically assaulting another, I rationally adjudge 
his or her behavior to be wrong. On the other hand, most of us 
exhibit irrational behavior, including what we think, on a daily 
basis. For example, we may shun certain people simply 
because we don't like their appearance or looks. Or we may 
think less of a person for being enamored to a sport that we find 
excruciatingly boring or stupid. This is irrational behavior, and 

we all exhibit it on a frequent basis. 

One of the wonderful things about our mind is that it can- 
not be read. We can think what we want, and no one can valid- 
ly censure us. Most of us know enough to keep our irrational 
and unproductive thoughts to ourselves. The difficult (but pos- 
sible) trick, however, is not letting our irrational thoughts dic- 
tate our behavior. No matter what people think, the compas- 
sionate ones, fortunately, will usually say that which will spare 
the feelings of others. 

But don't we have the freedom in this country to say what- 
ever we want? Well, we may legally have that right, but that 
does not mean we should unjustly exercise it to the detriment of 
another individual. With freedom of expression (as with any 
form of freedom) comes certain responsibilities. 

Let's now move to the contentious issue of homosexual 
behavior. Is it all right to think what we want about the subject? 
Absolutely. Again, we can think what we want about anything. 
However, is it permissible to publicly condemn someone for his 
or her homosexual orientation? To answer this question, we 
need to determine whether such condemnation is based on 
rational thinking or irrational thinking. In other words, we need 
to consider whether there is a real, logical reason to denounce 
that individual. 

What constitutes a real, logical reason? Take the case of 
serial killers, pedophiles and rapists. These monstrous criminals 
are responsible for ruining the lives of others, both physically 
and psychologically. For these individuals, public condemna- 
tion is definitely warranted. 

Now, is it rational and logical to publicly condemn homo- 
sexuals? Let's see. What exactly have these individuals who 

genuinely have a biological orientation for members of the 
same sex done that was wrong? Have they committed murder 
or mayhem? What about larceny or wanton destruction? In fact, 
they have not genuinely harmed any reasonable human being 
in any way. 

Simply put, what consenting adults do behind closed 
doors, as long as that behavior does not genuinely harm anyone, 
is absolutely no one else's business. Accordingly, unless there is 
a reasonable basis for condemning homosexual behavior, then 
disapproving individuals should respectfully keep their 
thoughts to themselves. (Declaring such behavior to be 
"wrong," without furnishing logical and compelling support, 
does not constitute reasonable basis.) To do otherwise is not 
only irrational, it is also misguided and/or mean-spirited (inten- 
tional or not). 

For those who obstinately refuse to yield to rational think- 
ing and decency (whether on the issue of homosexuality or oth- 
erwise), I urge them to read the transcripts of the 1954 Army- 
McCarthy Hearings — specifically the transcript of June 9, 
1954. On that day, the Army's chief counsel Joseph Welch 
uttered the following immortal words to the maniacal (and 
stunned) Joseph McCarthy: "Until this moment, Senator, I 
think I never gauged your cruelty or recklessness. . . Have you 
no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of 

Edward H. Julius 

Professor of Business Administration 

Well, finally the weekly political column 
in The Echo has stirred the campus. Jason 
Scott and Bret Rumbeck may have made some 
harsh comments in their columns on homo- 
sexuality, but why hasn't anything they've said 
in past articles been thought of in these ways? 

Some topics that can be just as important 
as homosexuality in our society that have been 
covered are the death penalty, legalizing mari- 
juana and abortion. On Sept 26, Bret made a 
comment about the death penalty, saying, 
"What we need to do is make our prisons less 
like Holiday Inn and more like living in Mount 
Clef." No one living in Mount Clef took 
offense to this? Not even the RAs or ARC? 
Also, nothing that either Jason or Bret had to 
say about legalizing marijuana or abortion 
bothered anyone? Those are some pretty big 
issues. It's hard to imagine that everyone on 
campus agreed with 1 00 percent of what Jason 
and Bret had to say. Jason and Bret did have 
some very good points yet may have made 
some harsh comments, but none that were any 
worse than those made in past columns. 

But now we have two heterosexual males 
expressing their opinions about homosexuali- 
ty. Is it seen as "hate" talk for the same reason 
that when a heterosexual male beats up or kills 
a homosexual male, that is seen as a "hate" 
crime? I highly doubt that if a homosexual 
male wrote his opinion about male heterosex- 

uality it would be seen as "hate" talk; just like 
if a homosexual male beat up or killed a het- 
erosexual male, it would not be seen as a 
"hate" crime. 

Jason may have been a bit extreme in say- 
ing that the Bible says that homosexuality is 
mean and evil. However, the Bible does say 
that homosexuality is detestable (Leviticus 
18:22, 20:13), shameful and indecent 
(Romans 1:26-27), and that homosexual 
offenders (among other immoral persons) will 
not inherit the Kingdom of God ( 1 Corinthians 

Before I go any further I would like to 
clarify that I am neither for, nor against homo- 
sexuality. What I am is tolerant of homosexu- 
ality. The Merriam- Webster Dictionary 
defines tolerance as "sympathy or indulgence 
for beliefs or practices differing from one's 

In Professor Julius' letter to the editor on 
Feb. 13, Jason is called mean-spirited, homo- 
phobic and a Neanderthal. Is this appropriate 
speech for a professor to make toward a stu- 
dent? In the CLU student handbook, you will 
read in the Standards of Conduct (p. 38) "It is 
the University's purpose. . .to assist students in 

managing emotions "I don't think calling a 

student those things is the way to assist them in 
this area. By the way, I am on The Echo staff 
and don't seem to recall being held at gunpoint 

so that those columns could be printed. 

I agree with what Burke Wallace had to 
say in his letter to the editor on Feb. 13: "The 
pro-gay theologians are the ones who have to 
twist and deny." If you attended the 
"Disorderly Bishop" discussion in the Chapel 
last semester, you know what I mean. Dr. 
Egertson, now a former bishop due to the fact 
that he knowingly ordained a homosexual, 
said that there are several verses in the Bible 
that state that it is okay for a man-man rela- 
tionship. But when asked which verses, he 
would not be specific and quickly changed the 

In Marina Julius' letter to the editor on 
Feb. 13, she states "I nonetheless think that the 
editors of The Echo demonstrated poor judg- 
ment in the printing of hate speech." It is 
Marina's opinion that we showed poor judg- 
ment; it is my opinion that we used good judg- 
ment In printing these columns we have 
acknowledged, respected and made good use 
of the First Amendment And I've already 
commented on the whole "hate speech" thing, 
so I won't go over that again. Marina further 
stated "The paper may print a disclaimer stat- 
ing that the ideas expressed are not necessarily 
representative of CLU, but anything printed in 
the school newspaper (especially by newspa- 
per staff) represents CLU, disclaimer or not" 
Any national ly distributed paper is also going 

to have a disclaimer similar to The Echo's. So 
does this mean that everything printed on the 
Opinion page of the Los Angeles Times repre- 
sents the opinions of the entire Los Angeles 
Times staff? 

In Nicholas Gordon's letter to the editor 
on Feb. 20, he states that he doesn't feel his 
dreams have been fulfilled nor have those of 
many queer people. Well, I've got news for 
you; it's not because you are gay. . . it's a fact of 
life. Straight people, like me, have dreams that 
haven't been fulfilled either. And I think it's 
great that Nicholas is proud to be gay, because 
I'm proud to be straight 

Part of the editor in chiefs editorial on 
Feb. 13 read: "please do not judge or put down 
the character of The Echo staff for decisions 
made about column content" So, if you are 
going to judge someone based solely on their 
opinion, why don't you pick up a Bible and 
read Matthew 7:1. Or better yet, I'll just tell 
you what it says: "Do not judge, or you too 
will be judged." 

Do you agree or disagree with any of my 
comments? My email is: 

Cory Hughes 

Sophomore *04 

English (Women's Studies minor) 

February 27, 2002 


The Echo 9 

Are our tongues removed from free speech? 

By Bret Rumbeck 

It's never ceased to amaze me what 
the power of a few words and an opinion 
can do to people. The last few weeks on 
campus has been quite a whirlwind of 
controversial discussion among students, 
faculty and the hardworking staff at The 
Echo. After a suggestion by a faculty 
member, Jason and I decided, over a few 
adult beverages, that writing on Cal 
Lutheran's speech codes was an excellent 
idea. We hope you all agree. 

For those of you just starting your 
higher education here at CLU, you should 
know that the school has repeatedly shot 
down an initiative to install a Free Speech 
Area on campus. Crazy, eh? A school that 
states in its mission statement that it will 
"educate leaders for a global society who 
are strong in character and judgment, con- 
fident in their identity..." is blatantly rap- 
ing the students it claims to educate of 
their First Amendment right. Education 
comes in all forms, not just from struc- 
tured books and lectures. 

One main reason for blocking the 
Free Speech Area is because of campus 
hate speech codes. You all should know 

By Jason Scott 

It should come as no great surprise to 
anyone familiar with the California 
Lutheran University community that there 
is a limitation on free speech on the CLU 
campus. There is nothing inherently 
wrong with the nature of our little college 
community, but there is a permeating and 
understandable trepidation toward free 
speech inherent in its temperate founda- 
tions. There are, of course, arguable bene- 
fits for limitations on free speech: a lack of 
disruption, a subtly top-down peace of 
mind imposed by the established intellec- 
tual pseudo-morality, a comfortable, unin- 
terrupted, monochromatic, communally 
self-assured certainty against student 
protest and radical on-campus dema- 
goguery. Sarcasm aside, there are honest 
intentions and valid concerns behind cam- 
pus limitations on free speech; the safety 
and security of the entire student body are 
the true motivations behind such a limita- 
tion, and I agree wholeheartedly that slan- 
derous and hateful speech should never be 
condoned at CLU. I commend the admin- 
istration and policy-makers of CLU on 
their sincere and heartfelt commitment to 
the safety of the members of the CLU 
community and feel that there is no better 

by now I'm an advocate of free speech, 
but hate speech is one big waste of air and 
noise. Obviously, the university does not 
want to fall into some lawsuit because a 
student decided to write on the board, "All 
redheads are a bunch of drunk, Irish 
micks." Monitoring the board to find the 
culprits who write such hateful things 
would be a huge chore for security, and 
also for the proper individuals to disci- 
pline the student. The university would 
also have to follow the guidelines set out 
by the Supreme Court case Schenck v. 
United States (1919), in which the ruling 
justices stated, "The most stringent pro- 
tection of free speech would not protect a 
man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre 
and causing a panic." What should we 

First, it would be remarkable to have 
the entire student body hold one big 
demonstration telling the administration 
we have the capacity to have such a deli- 
cate responsibility. One day the real 
world will arrive for us and we'll all get 
slapped in the face after living such a shel- 
tered college life. We're going to live in a 
world where campus hate speech codes 
don't exist. Censorship exists where 
Americans allow it to exist. How many of 

group of people than a knowledgeable, 
cautious, protective and thoughtful collec- 
tion of leaders to create, at the very least, a 
safe compromise allowing for greater free 
speech while sustaining firmly the fight 
against hate speech. I have been a member 
of this community for nearly four years 
now, and for all my thought on the matter 
I cannot determine whether my time here 
would have benefited or suffered for a 
greater allowance of free speech on cam- 
pus; but I have come to the conclusion that 
on a campus that honors the God who gave 
us speech, in a country whose founders 
acknowledged the sanctity of that gift, per- 
haps on occasion and with regards to cer- 
tain liberties it is more worth the risk of 
erring on the side of freedom than on the 
side of comfort. Political correctness is 
the banner of timidity and belongs least of 
all on a university campus; what belongs 
on a university campus is a freedom for 
bold undertakings, for experimentation 
and expression, for a torrent of clashing 
philosophies, for a twirling kaleidoscope 
of ideas to be proven and disprove, argued 
for and argued against, held up and thrust 
down, for the truth to be sought after deter- 
minedly and without apology. I am not 
arguing that CLU be crafted into a fledg- 
ling U C Berkeley, a nest for radicals and 
rabble-rousing lovers of everything irra- 

us own albums with Parental Advisory 
stickers, banned books or have worn 
clothing considered 'unacceptable' for 
school? Better yet, how will some of you 
handle a situation where you are the 
minority religion in the room and every- 
one else is telling you how wrong you are? 
We can't even distribute fliers without the 
consent of the Office of Student 
Activities, nor can we have American 
flags m our classrooms for fear of being 
'offensive.' College is supposed to pre- 
pare us to be big boys and girls, yet we're 
still being bottle-fed and getting our dia- 
pers changed. 

As a four-year member of ASCLU-G, 
I can tell you exactly where your $ 1 00 stu- 
dent fees go. Part of it goes to Programs 
Board, some to Senate, and quite a bit to 
fund The Echo and other publications. By 
that rationale,, shouldn't the paper be a 
mini-free speech area? Not a free-for-all 
of random thoughts and opinions, but a 
media source full of thought— provoking 
articles, political cartoons with a CLU 
theme and maybe a story on a night of 
underage freshmen drinking at the 
Yucatan. Sadly, your paper has about as 
many regulations as the tax codebook. 
The Echo is written more for the adminis- 

tional— I am arguing that our university 
should be, above all and at its very core, 
philosophically free. 

This notion may not seem to fit in 
with my conservative ideology, so I'll toss 
in a few quotes on free speech and censor- 
ship from Bartlett's for good measure. 

On free speech: 

"Everyone asks for freedom for himself, 

The man free love, the businessman free 


The writer and talker free speech and free 


-Robert Frost (1874-1963), "Build Soil." 

"Ignorant free speech often works against 
the speaker. That is one of several reasons 
why it must be given rein instead of sup- 

-Anna Quindlen, U.S. journalist, colum- 
nist, author. The New York Times, sect. 4, 
p. 19 (June 13, 1993). 

On censorship: 

"We do not fear censorship for we have no 
wish to offend with improprieties or 
obscenities, but we do demand, as a right, 
the liberty to show the dark side of wrong, 
that we may illuminate the bright side of 
virtue — the same liberty that is conceded 
to the art of the written word, that art to 

tration and the alumni, and not the stu- 
dents. Student paper means student paper. 

Ladies and gentlemen, this is not free 
speech. Once again in our lives, we're let- 
ting 'adults' tell us what we can and can- 
not write and read. When will they 
remove the cave wall so the light of 
knowledge can blind our eyes? It is pos- 
sible to be controversial without breaking 
hate speech laws. Jason proved this a few 
weeks ago. One opinion lit a fire under 
the student body, and that should be proof 
enough. The Supreme Court backed up 
controversial speech in the case of Hustler 
Magazine, Inc. vs. Jerry Falwell (1988). 
That's some wonderful reading material, 
in case you're out of homework one night. 

Whew! After writing this, my pulse 
is racing like it does in a Pantera mosh pit. 
Tomorrow, we can do a few things. We 
can just blow free speech off and keep liv- 
ing like kids at a Lutheran summer camp, 
or we can politely ask for the university 
to, pretty-please-with-sugar-on-top, give 
students the full First Amendment right of 
free speech. It's up to you all. Keep me 
posted if anyone wants to go freak out the 

which we owe the Bible and the works of 


-D.W Griffith (1874-1948), "A Plea for 

the Art of the Motion Picture," prologue, 

released as The Birth of a Nation (1915). 

"We are willing enough to praise freedom 
when she is safely tucked away in the past 
and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, 
amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot 
foresee, we get nervous about her, and 
admit censorship." 

-E.M. Forster, "The Tercentenary of the 
Areopagitica," Two Cheers for Democracy 

"The primacy of the word, basis of the 
human psyche, that has in our age been 
used for mind-bending persuasion and 
brain-washing pulp, disgraced by 
Goebbels and debased by advertising 
copy, remains a force for freedom that flies 
out between all bars." 
-Nadine Gordimer, South African author, 
repr. In The Essential Gesture, ed. Stephen 
Clingman (1988). "The Unkillable Word," 
address, April 17, 1980, published as 
"Censorship and the Word" in The Bloody 
Horse (Sept,-Oct. 1980). 

As always, decide for yourself. E-mail me 

A note from the ASCLU student body president 

By Kim McHale 


After a rather long break, I am back writ- 
ing my column and I will continue to do so until 
the end of my term (April '03). 

I had the opportunity to speak with a 
group of students at the recent Sophomore Year 
Experience program and I shared with them 
many of the upcoming projects that will take 
place on our campus. From new buildings and 
facilities to new majors and resources, our cam- 
pus is in a major period of growth right now. 
After I talked to this group, I realized just how 
little most of the students on our campus get to 
hear about these kinds of projects. So I thought 
I would focus this week on those changes that 
you will be seeing at CLU over the next year. 

Summer 2002 

The Spies-Bornemann Center for 
Education and Technology will be open when 

classes resume in the fall. The building will 
house classrooms, the School of Education, a 
TV studio and a new computer lab. 

Janss Hall will be renovated. It will be 
modeled after the Rasmussen renovation that 
was done last summer. The university plans to 
continue doing one building a summer until all 
of the Old West buildings are complete. 

In other housing news, there will also be 
new options for housing next year. Thompson 
will no longer be at five per suite, with the 
exception of a few freshman rooms. All of the 
units in Kramer Court will be used for student 
housing and three of the houses owned by the 
university will be housing groups of eight stu- 
dents. Residents for the houses will be selected 
in a new application process. More information 
about all of these options will be available 
when housing information comes out next 

The first phase in the North Campus 

Athletic Facilities project will be completed 
this summer. This phase involves the construc- 
tion of two new soccer fields and additional 

Upon completion of the Ed/Tech building, 
the Coffee Shop will be moved into the 
Centrum (the round building across from 
Alumni Hall). The Centrum will be renovated 
and wilt feature indoor and outdoor seating as 
well as a new menu. Dining services are also 
looking at the possibility of expanded hours 
and weekend hours. 

A final project slated to be done over the 
summer is the SUB renovation. The kitchen 
will be remodeled to make it smaller and more 
functional, the bathrooms will be enlarged and 
brought up to ADA standards, a permanent 
stage will be installed for bands and other 
events and the offices will be remodeled. 

Academic Year 2002-2003 

When classes begin next fall, not only will 

many of the changes planned for this summer 
be completed, a number of other changes will 
take place. Registration for fall 2002 will be 
done online this year for the first time using 
Web Advisor. Next year you can also look for 
opportunities to make account payments 

Finally, three new programs of study will 
be added next year, including an Ed.D in 
Educational Leadership, an International MBA 
and a Film Studies major. In years following, 
other new undergraduate majors will be added, 
including bioengineering and international 

Okay, deep breath, that is about everything 
I can think of to tell you right now. To say the 
least, there is a lot going on at CLU. If you have 
any questions or concerns about any of the 
projects I mentioned above, e-mail me at or call me at ext. 3462. 1 love 
answering questions! 

lO The Echo 


February 27, 2002 

out of the 

By Yvette Ortiz 

Photograph by Bryan Schmidt 
Junior Luke Stajcar bats against Redlands on 
Saturday. He went 2-4 with two RBI. 

Photograph by Tory Fitbian 
Senior Greg Sandifer pitches to Concordia last 
Sunday, Feb. 17. 

Kingsmen battle for 
sweep of Redlands 

By Michelle Loughmiiler 

Over the past two weeks the 
California Lutheran baseball team has 
achieved an overall record of 9-2 and 
currently stands 3-0 in the Southern 
California Intercollegiate Athletic 
Conference. This past week the 
Kingsmen split with Concordia 
University and swept the University of 
Redlands. There were games that the 
Kingsmen were down, but they battled 
back to prove their dominance. 

Last Sunday, Feb. 17, the Kingsmen 
split with Concordia University, Ore., in a 
two-game series. The scores of the two 
games were 5-1 and 9-10. Batting high- 
lights came from seniors Steve Maitland 
and Manny Mosqueda, who both 
achieved homeruns. Chris Thogerson 
pitched a complete game, finishing off 

. On Friday, Feb. 22, Cal Lutheran 
traveled to the University of Redlands for 
its first conference game of the season. 
They shut Redlands out and proved victo- 
rious with a final score of 9-0. Chris 
Thogerson pitched another complete 
game and allowed only seven hits over 
nine innings. 

Jason Claros stepped up and went 
three for five and Mosqueda went three" 
for three. 

"It was good to see that everyone 
contributed to our success and we got the 
job done," Jeff Myers said. 

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Kingsmen 
played two more games against 
Redlands, but this time it was on their 
home field. 

In the first game, Cal Lutheran was 
down 1-6 in the bottom of the eighth 
inning, but battled back to gain a total of 
nine runs. Junior Justin Thomas pitched 

the end of the game and took away 
Redland's chance of scoring by stopping 
a grounder and making a double play that 
ended the game and contributed to the 10- 
8 win over Redlands. 

"It was good to see that we can bat- 
tle back from being behind and win," sen- 
ior Andy Lurtrell said. 

; "The bullpen really stepped up and 
got the job done when needed," said 
pitcher Ryan. Melvin. 

Cal Lutheran clearly dominated the 
second game with a score of 11-5. Jason 
Hirsh threw seven innings only giving up 
three runs. Both Luttretl and Anthony 
Esquibel smacked homeruns for the 
Kingsmen. Ryan Cooney added a double 
and went two for two. 

"It was important for us to start out 
3-0 in conference because we have a 
tough conference this year," Luttrell 

It came down to the final game of the 
season to determine the California 
Lutheran University's rank of second 
place in the Southern California 
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. After 
Cal Lu's crucial loss at Pomona-Pitzer 
Colleges on the night of Wednesday, Feb. 
21, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags 
took hold of first place in SCIAC for the 
first time this season. 

The Kingsmen opened the game 
against the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens with 
turnovers by the Sagehens and missed 
field goals by the Kingsmen. After nearly 
two minutes of play, junior Victor Esquer 
completed a two-point attempt off a pass 
from junior Charlie Kundrat. The score 
margin remained tight through the first 
half with two ties and the largest lead held 
to seven points by the Kingsmen with 
12:21 left on the clock. At the end of the 
first half, the Kingsmen remained six 
points ahead the Sagehens. 

A three-pointer by the Sagehens' Jeff 
Quinn-Cane marked the beginning of the 
second half and the start of the Sagehen's 
fight to victory. The Kingsmen lost the 
lead in the second half for the first time 
with about 15-minutes left to play and this 
was followed by two more lead changes 
within the half. Four consecutive missed 
three-pointers by the Kingsmen in the 
final seconds sealed the game and title 
loss for the Kingsmen. 

Leading scorers were Esquer with 17 
points, junior Noah Brocious with 14 
points, senior Jake Coffman with 13 
points and sophomore Zareh Avedian with 
10 points. 

Golf team's New faces add 
fifth decides to track squad 
win vs. Leos 

By Katie Bashaw 

By Luke Patten 

For the California Lutheran 
University men's golf team, beating the 
University of La Verne on Tuesday, Feb. 
19, was nothing unusual; the manner in 
which they did so was. 

At the completion of the match 
both teams had a final score of 318. 
Because of this, the fifth-place scores for 
each team decided the match. On that 
account, CLU had an 82-84 advantage. 

However, it took a stroke of luck 
just to get the score tied in the first 
place. Earlier in the match one of the 
players from La Verne was given a one- 
stroke penalty for playing the wrong 


"They pretty much gave us the 
match," said Aaron Bondi, who scored a 
78 to lead the way for the Kingsmen. 
"Both teams did not play that well," he 

Although not particularly pleased 
with the team's play, Bondi did manage 
to find some positives in the match. 

"I was pleased with how we played 
on the back nine," said Bondi. 

The other Kingsmen to compete 
were Jordan Silvertrust (78), Randy Cox 
(81), Matt Holland (81), Jess Card (82) 
and Seth Nenabar (82). 

The victory improved the 
Kingsmen record to 2-0 in dual matches 
for the season. 

With a 34 member team, 20 of which 
are freshmen and sophomores, California 
Lutheran University showed up at the 
Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers meet on 
Saturday, Feb. 16 to kick off the 2002 
track season. 

With such a small team, many ath- 
letes participated in more than one event. 

Junior Tom Ham led the men's dis- 
tance team in the 3000m and 800m. 
Following Ham were freshman Scott 
Sigfried in the 3000m and sophomore 
Tyler Ross in the 800m. Sigfried also 
placed first for CLU in the men's mile. 

Sophomore Amanda Klever placed 
first for CLU in the women's mile and 
was close behind sophomore Gianina 
Lomedico in the 3000m. Lomedico was 
also the top CLU runner in the 800m with 
freshman Kristy Fischer finishing just one 
second behind her. 

Freshmen Lauren Mooney and soph- 

omore Elizabeth Hergert placed well in 
the women's 100m and freshman 
Aubreigh Hutchison and freshman Scott 
Klemens were CLU's lone runners in the 
men's and women's 200m. 

Junior Grant Kincade returned to last 
year's top form with his performance in 
the 110m high hurdles. 

In the high jump, sophomore 
Dereem McKinney is already leaping 
higher than last year's early season 

The men's hammer featured three 
newcomers to the event: juniors Nik 
Namba and Dan Carlton and sophomore 
Will Howard. The same three men and 
sophomore Keith Jones also participated 
in the javelin throw. 

This meet was a chance for the 
young CLU team to start of the season and 
see what changes and improvements need 
to be made before the first conference 
match, this weekend at Cal Tech where 
they will be scoring against the University 
of La Veme and Occidental College. 

February 27, 2002 


The Echo 11 

Regals hoops ends 
season on high note 

By Cassandra Wolf 


Last week the Regals basketball team 
finished its season by splitting its last two 
games, 1-1. 

On Monday, Feb. 18, the Regals won 
their final home game against Occidental 
College, 59-51. Senior captain Liz Nesbitt 
led the team with 18 points and nine 
assists. Freshman Valerie Pina and senior 
Lenea Gutierrez tied at 13 points each, 
with Pina adding six assists. Sophomore 
Julie Cichon also contributed with six 

The victory served as a farewell to 
the two seniors Nesbitt and Gutierrez, as 
well as a way to attract future players. 

"It was a great win at home in our 
final game," said assistant coach Keith 
Case. "It felt good for the two seniors, 
Lenea and Liz; it was nice to go out with a 
home win. We were hosting a lot of 
recruits, a lot of potential players, so it was 
nice to put on a good show for them. It was 
great for the program." 

"We held tough," head coach Kristy 
Hopkins said. "It was a tough game all the 
way through and we made the good plays 
and the big plays when we needed to. The 
players stepped up when we needed a big 
steal or a big rebound. They played well; 
the girls overall played very well and we 
had a lot of people there watching us. We 
had a bunch of recruits there so it was 

"We played defense and we played 
as a team," said Gutierrez. 

According to Case, Hopkins and 
Gutierrez, making the right choices and 
shots and sticking to the game plan proved 
most beneficial for the team. 

"We were tied at halftime and in the 
second half, we did a real good job of 
making intelligent decisions," said Case. 
"All of our shots were on bounce; there 
were good shots to take. That's why we 
shot 57percent from the field in the second 

half ... I think our decision making was the 
best thing about what we did in the second 

"Keeping our focus throughout the 
game and sticking to the game plan [were 
key]," said Hopkins. 

"I think we did really good on cross- 
court rebounding," said Gutierrez. "Liz 
Nesbitt.was [making] all of her shots." 

The following evening, the Regals 
lost to Whittier College 63-72. Gutierrez 
tallied 22 points and five assists, freshman 
Tai Soo made five, junior Melody 
Mcintosh scored 11 points and Cichon 
recorded eight points. 

"I've enjoyed the girls 
throughout the year ... 
they've been a joy to 
work with." 


"Whittier is always a tough place to 
play," said Case. "But I feel we match up 
really well with them personnel-wise. I 
thought it was a real shame that we lost to 
them at our place [on Jan. 29], but I really 
like our chances. Obviously we're playing 
well; we've done really well in our last two 
games and I think the girls are real positive 
and fired up to finish on a positive note." 

As to why Whittier is a tough place 
to play. Case cited the basketball court and 
the advantage at home. 

"It's one of those things [about 
which] you can't put a concrete descrip- 
tion," said Case. 'They just seem to have a 
home-court advantage. Their court is a lit- 
tle different than most. They just always 
play well at home." 

"I hope to do the same thing," said 
Hopkins. "I think that [if] we come out 
playing hard, continue to keep our focus 
and play 40 minutes of basketball, then I 
think we'll be fine. I think we're definitely 

Tennis falls to 
CMS, beats LV 

By Katie Bashaw 

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
proved to be a worthy opponent to the 
Kingmen and Regals tennis teams this 
weekend as the squads fell to the Stags 
and Athenas but redeemed their winning 
ways the next day against the University 
of La Verne Leopards. 

The men's team traveled to CMS on 
Friday, Feb. 22, only to be beaten 1-6. 
Quinn Caldaron, playing in the No. 3 
position, was the only Kingsmen to win 
his singles match. 

That same day, the Athenas traveled 
to California Lutheran University to 
defeat the Regals, 0-9. No. 3 Jennifer 
Slolenberg won her middle set but failed 
to capture the match. 

Saturday, Feb. 23, dawned brighter 

for the Kingsmen and Regals as both 
teams defeated the Leopards. 

The home crowd at CLU saw the 
Kingsmen defeat LaVeme, 6-1. AH three 
doubles matchups won, and No. 1 Arif 
Hasan, No. 2 Jeremy Quintan. No. 3 
Quinn Caldaron,. No. 4 Jacob Manogue 
and No. 6 Clint Mcintosh all won their 
singles sets to secure the victory. 

Meanwhile, the Regals were at La 
Veme giving the Leopards a 9-0 beating. 

Last year's first team all-SCIAC 
player Becca Hunau won in the No. 1 spot 
and the victories kept adding up all the 
way down the line from No. 2 Lisa 
Novajosky, No. 3 Jennifer Slolenberg, 
No. 4 Stacey Scanlan, No. 5 Stephanie 
Perkins and No. 6 Laura Snapp. 

CLU now boasts 3-1 records for 
both the men and women's tennis teams. 

a better-talented team than Whittier and 
it's just a matter of keeping it together." 

"Our focus for today's game is the 
.same thing: defense, rebounding [and] 
making our shots, which has been the pro- 
gram throughout the whole year," said 

With this final match, the Regals 
concluded their season at 11-14 overall 
and 5-9 in the conference. For Case, 
Hopkins and Gutierrez, the season brought 
much optimism for next year and will be 

"I feel good about the way it's wrap- 
ping up," said Case. "We went through 
some difficult times in the mid-part of the 
season. To see us finish on a strong note, I 
feel good about the fact that we've got 
most of the players coming back. It's been 
a good learning and building process for 
the program. This year has been filled with 
a lot of challenges with our injuries and 
the inexperience of our young players ... 
finishing up gives us a lot of good 
thoughts, a lot of hope, for a successful 
year next season." 

"I've enjoyed the girls all throughout 
the year," said Hopkins. "They've been a 
joy to work with. I think we improved a lot 
and it's been fun to see the improvement in 
them individually and as a team, so I'd say 
the whole year has been fun." 

"I'm [going to] miss it," said 
Gutierrez. "It's my last game, so I'm [going 
to] miss it a lot. But hopefully, it'll be real- 
ly good." 


Friday, March 1 

- W Tennis vs. Vanguard 


- Softball at Whitter 2 

- Baseball at Cal Tech 

2:30 p.m. 

Saturday, March 2 

- W Tennis vs. Cal Tech 

9:30 a.m. 

- M Tennis @ Cal Tech 

9:30 a.m. 

- Track @ Cal Tech vs. 
La Verne and Occidental 

10:30 a.m. 

- Softball vs. Whittier 

noon and 2 p.m. 

- W Tennis vs. Westmont 


Tuesday, March 5 

Baseball vs. Culver- 
Stockton College (MO) 
2 p.m. 


12 The Echo 


February 27, 2002 

McKinney packs sparkle and 
enthusiasm in sports, life 

By Katie Bashaw 

Dereem McKinney was recently 
suggested by California Lutheran 
University's Student Athlete Committee 
to represent CLU at the NCAA leadership 
conference in May, along with four other 
CLU student-athletes. 

While she is a standout on the Regals 
track and field team and the volleyball 
team, it is her involvement with 
extracurricular activities that sets her apart 
from other student-athletes. 

On campus, she works in the CLU 
library and is a peer advisor and an at- 
large representative on Programs Board. 

McKinney also works as a youth director 
for junior and senior high school students 
at a local Methodist church. She also 
works as a Rose Parade float decorator in 

Despite all these outside obligations, 
she still finds enough time to devote to 
athletics that she has been voted Most 
Inspirational in both volleyball and track, 
Most Spirited and Most Coachable, and 
has received honors for her actual events. 

In her application essay, she quoted 
Michael Jordan as saying 'Tm not out 
there sweating for three hours every day 
just to find out what it feels like to sweat." 
This attitude is evident in McKinney's 
performance and dedication to her sports 

McKinney participates in many events 
jump and long jump. 

and all the other activities that she 
busies herself with. 

She seems like superwoman; able 
to do so much without getting stressed 
out. But her remedy for stress is not 
surprisingly, sports. 

"Sports have taught me to priori- 
tize and to utilize my time efficiently," 
she wrote in her essay. "Sports are 
sometimes stressful for me because I 
take them seriously, but I have had to 
learn to calm myself and not get dis- 

Despite all the joy that McKinney 
gets from participating in sports, she 
has run into some challenges. In high 
school, her volleyball coach was ver- 
bally abusive toward hef 
and her teammates. 

"During my time 
under his supervision, 
this coach taught me that 
I have to love and respect 
myself, even when others do 
not. My self-esteem and con- 
fidence need to come from 
within, rather than from the 
praises of others ... I learned 
to be uplifting and to help 
motivate my team when the 
coach failed to," she wrote. 

McKinney hopes to use 

the skills and knowledge she 

has gained from sports and 

Photograph by Katie Bashaw from ^ classr00m here at 

for the Regals track squad, including hurdles, high CLU to help people and 

maybe even coach. As a pre- 

Photograph courtesy of Sports Information 
Dereem McKinney 

med/pre-dental major, the possibilities 

The joy that McKinney carries with 
her is evident to anyone who walks past 
her down Memorial Parkway or through 
the residence halls. Her faith in God has 
kept her positive through her negative 
experiences and given her appreciation for 
the good times she has had. 

"Overall," she wrote, "I am thankful 
to God for the opportunities He has given 
me in my sports career and I am apprecia- 
tive of sports for all it has taught me about 
leadership and life." 


Photograph by Carissa Johnson 

Ryan Quinn of the No. 1 ranked 
Hardwood Starz shoots for the goal. 

Final Indoor Soccer Standings 

Hardwood Starz 5-0 

The Skins 4-1 

Sidewalk Headliners 3-2 

Hallie's Comets 2-3 

Free Agents #1 2-3 

7th Heaven 2-4 

Free Agents #2 0-5 

This week in Intramural Soccer 

Thursday. Feb. 28 

9 p.m. No. 2 The Skins vs. No. 3 Sidewalk Headliners 

10 p.m. No. 1 Hardwood Starz vs. No. 4 Hallie's Comets 
Sunday. March 3 


Goals scored 
this season: 

Hardwood Starz - 44 

The Skins - 35 

Sidewalk Headliners - 34 

Free Agents #1 -28 

Hallie's Comets - 21 

7th Heaven- 16 
Free Agents #2 - 

Last week s 


Adam J asset 

Lileiui Winslow 

Uavia riarra 

Alex k ,ii U I. m I 

iini Lumen 

Melanie JJroz 

Bolls Welter 

Alfonso Rodriguez 


California Lutheran University 



Volume 42, No. 18 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

March 6, 2002 


Movie soundtrack 

See story page 6 


CLU students visit the Olympics 

Campus Quotes: 
What did you sacrifice for Lent? 

See story page 4 


IM Soccer championships: 

Hardwood Starz win 6-5 over 

Sidewalk Headliners 

See story page 12 

Women convene on campus 
for a day of Creative Options 

By Likiesha Edwards 

Last Saturday, March 2, women of the 
California Lutheran University community 
gathered for Creative Options, an educa- 
tional day of classes, seminars and work- 
shops provided by the CLU Women's 
Resource Center and the American 
Association of University Women. Also, 
acclaimed speaker and author Loung Ung 
discussed her journey from life as a child 
soldier to one of America's most recog- 
nized and respected authors. 

Today Ung is the national spokesper- 
son for Vietnam Veterans of America 
Foundation's Campaign for a land mine 
free world. Ung was bom in 1 970 to a mid- 
dle-class family in Phnom Penh. Five years 
later, the Khmer Rouge revolutionary 
regimes forced her family and others to the 
countryside in a mass evacuation. The 
regime lasted from 1975 through 1979. By 
1978, the Khmer Rouge killed Ung's par- 
ents and two of her siblings and she was 
forced to train a as child soldier. In 1980 
she and her older brother escaped by boat 
to Thailand, where they spent five months 
in a refugee camp. They then relocated to 
Vermont through a sponsorship by the 

Holy Family Church. Her memoir, "First 
They Killed My Father: a Cambodian 
Daughter Remembers" was published by 
HarperCollins in 2000 and became a 
national bestseller. 

Director of the Women's Resource 
Center Kateri Alexander said of the event, 
"We have 35 cooperating organizations 
and for 23 years this has been a successful 
event. It started out with only 25 women 
and has now grown to over 800. Our age 
groups range from teenagers to much older 
women. " 

The American Cancer Society, The 
American Heart Association, The League 
of Women Voters and Planned Parenthood. 
There were also various classrooms where 
visitors could take art and yoga classes, 
and even a safety seminar. Courses on 
making scrapbooks and creating a peaceful 
home through the art of Feng Shui were 
also offered. 

"We have really worked hard and put 
a lot of time and effort into seeing that this 
is a success. We really want this to grow 
into something that will create new friend- 
ships even become a nationally recognized 
event," Alexander says. 

Lunch was served, hosted by Sodexho 
Marriott/CLU campus. 

Photograph by Malin Lundblad 
Creative Options was attended by California Lutheran University Alumni. 

Photograph by Malin Lundblad 
Commission on Human Concerns was represented at the conference. 

Palestinian view on Middle East conflict 

By Lisa Radberg 

Presenting her outlook on the Israeli- 
Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian's 
point of view, Najwa Al-Qattan, Ph.D., 
spoke in Samuelson Chapel at California 
Lutheran University Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. 

"Given the current combined policies 
of Israel and the U.S., I see little hope," 
Al-Qattan said. With a Ph.D. from 
Harvard University in history and Middle 
Eastern studies, she has received awards 
for dissertations and articles published on 
the subject. Born in Kuwait, Al-Qattan 
grew up in Lebanon and came to America 
in 1977. For four years she has been an 
assistant professor with the history 
department at Loyola Marymount 

"It was very informative to hear the 
perspective of someone who's lived 
through the conflict," said freshman Chris 
Brumble, a biology major. "I had never 
really thought of the Palestinians as the 
victims, so to speak." 

According to Pamela M. Jolicoeur, 
provost and dean of the faculty, the lec- 
ture was a response to Dr. Amnon 

Photograph by Jessica Newton 

Najwa Al-Qattan spoke of her experiences that led her to suggest the Israeli- 
Palestinian conflict is nationalistically, not religiously, based. 

Finkelstein's talk on Feb. 1 1 , which repre- 
sented an Israeli perspective on the issue. 
The Middle East lecture series was put on 
by the Global Peace and Justice Group 
and co-sponsored by the religion and his- 
tory departments. 

Believing that Palestinians seldom 

get to tell their story in American media, 
Al-Qattan said the coverage of the con- 
flict has become more balanced during 
the past decade. 

"Americans do get to hear much 
more than before, but it is still hardly 
enough," Al-Qattan said. She said some 

reasons for the skewed media coverage 
are the fear of accusations of anti-semi- 
tism, that Israelis are skilled at public 
relations and that they understand the 
American mentality. 

Al-Qattan pointed out that one com- 
mon misrepresentation of the conflict is 
that it is portrayed as being a controversy 
merely over religion. 

"The conflict goes on not because 
Muslims and Jews naturally dislike each 
other, but because Palestinians and 
Israelis feel the land belongs to them," 
she said. 

"I found it interesting that Dr. Al- 
Qattan believes that religion has little to 
do with the conflict in the Middle East," 
said freshman and biology major Dayna 
Berg. "The media here in America seems 
to constantly bring up the subject of holy 

Al-Qattan said she would like to see 
"a movement towards a peace accord that 
is based on justice and the acceptance of 
historic responsibility." 

"One necessary step is for the US to 
mediate and to do so with fairness and 
with international participation." Al- 
Qattan said. 

The Echo 


March 6, 2002 

a clu peek at this week 


march 6 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Church Council Meeting 
Chapel Lounge 
7:30 p.m. 

Rotaract Club 
Overton Hall 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


march 7 

FCA Meeting 
Nygreen 1 
7 p.m. 

Basketball Intramurals 


8 p.m. 


Student Union Building 

10 p.m. 


march 8 

Club Lu 
GolfN' Stuff 
9 p.m. 


march 10 

Intramural Softball 
Softball Fields 

Worship Service 
Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 

Lord of Life 
7:15 p.m. 

Intramural Basketball 


8 p.m. 


march 11 

lntercultural Lunch 
Nelson Room 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 2 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 2 
6:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Res. Hall Association 
Nygreen 2 
8:30 p.m. 


march 12 

Lenten Devotional Service 


5 p.m. 

Marketing Club Meeting 
Peters 106 
8 p.m. 

JIF Meeting 
Overton Hall 

7 p.m. 

Word Up Bible Study 
Chapel Lounge 

8 p.m. 


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The Echo 3 

Dance crazed New library web site helps students 

use resources more efficiantly 

By Rachel Eskesen 

Over 120 students met Friday at Club 
Dimensions in Camarillo to shake their 
groove thing. 

ASCLU-G Programs Board sponsored 
its latest off-campus event at the small club off 
Pickwick Drive, where the first 175 students 
at the door entered free. 

The students were required to show the 
bouncers their ID in order to regulate alcohol 
consumption. Doors opened between 9:15 
p.m. and 9:30 p.m.. allowing the entrance of a 
few students at a time. The people in line out- 
side could hear the music pulsating, and the 
desire to dance, as well as warm up, was 

"Clubbing clothes are not exactly con- 
ducive to the weather on a March night," 
sophomore Natasha Fairman said, waiting her 
turn to pass through security. 

Club Dimensions has an "18 and over" 
night every Thursday. They also have a spe- 
cial alcohol-free club night on Saturdays for 
20 and under. Usually Fridays are for those 
age 2 1 and over, but the club made special 
accommodations to suit CLU's last-minute 
request. Originally the club night was to be 
held at Manny's, the location of the Dance 
Night last spring; however, according to 
Programs Board Representative Dereem 
McKinney, the establishment did not receive 
its dance pennit in time for the event. 

Music for the evening varied between 
R&B, old school and house music. The DJs 
put out a request list, which was meant to 
ensure that the dancers had a say in what 
music was played. The DJ periodically spoke 
over the music to attempt to pump up the 
group, but this was not well received by the 

"The music would have been good if the 
DJs didn't feel they needed to talk so much." 
said junior Mark Glesne. 

Club Lu plans on- and off-campus 
events for students each Friday. Yet CLU 
clientele were not the only patrons at Club 
Dimensions on Friday. They shared the dance 
floor with regulars, allowing for the creation 
of a diverse gathering of people using the 
facilities. In fact, it was the people at the event 
that created the atmosphere so many enjoyed. 

"It's great to see a CLU community 
atmosphere can be achieved in an off-campus 
location." sophomore Lissa Merrill said. 

By Likiesha Edwards 

Changes are occurring on the California 
Lutheran University's library web site. A 
new weekly update for the site called 
"what's new @ your library" is full of infor- 
mation regarding new books, videos, CDs 
and DVDs. There is also information on new 
research databases and recommended web 

Susan Herzog, manager of reference 
services, has high hopes for the addition. 

"We realize that a lot of students don't 
visit the library and are not aware of our 
resources. I have spoken to students who are 
in their junior or senior years and this is their 

first or second time to the library. We want to 
make the library a user-friendly place. With 
our weekly column, we hope to spark inter- 
est from the students," said Herzog. 

Herzog also believes that students who 
don't use the library are not experiencing the 
full benefit of CLU. 

"Many students am't aware of some of 
the wonderful resources the library has to 
offer. We have over 400 videos and 80 data- 
bases for research. Our basic sales pitch is to 
alert people to what's new," said Herzog. 

Christina Salazar, web coordinator for 
ISS, hopes the new addition help in locating 

"The site is basically created by ISS so 
students can have access to help desk, e-mail 
accounts, information of telephone long dis- 

tance rates, and an introduction to all servic- 
es offered by ISS. Our future plan is to 
redesign the ISS web site and improve 
access. But for right now we are hoping that 
this new introduction will be a big hit," said 

Erin Filteo, circulation desk coordinator 
said the improvement is a big surprise for 

"I've been here a year and the web site 
has always been the same. In my opinion the 
one thing that has improved is the electronic 
journal holdings. Now you can find maga- 
zines and periodicals alphabetically without 
all of the hassle from before. The program 
will show you what database you need and 
where to find it. I really think people will 
enjoy this new program," said Filteo. 

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Looking for a video? -_ 

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students: The PBS Video Database of America's History 
and Culture . This resource directs users to over 375 hours of 
PBS video programming. It offers direct access to an online 
index containing descriptions of over over 2,500 video 
chapters and 40,000 individual video segments. 

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Siblings Weekend coming Senate plans improvements 

By April Vodden 

Topics of discussion at the RHA Feb. 
25 meeting included events for Siblings 
Weekend such as Wacky Wild Hall 
Olympics and the RHA budget. 

Mike Fuller, associate dean of stu- 
dents, reported that the cafeteria will be set- 
ting up five days for one-hour meetings to 
discuss improvements, changes and student 

"If we can help the resi- 
dents where they live, we 
should allocate the money 
towards that." 


RHA Advisor Angela Naginey reported 
that suite selection is coming up soon. 
Residence Life will be sending information 
regarding room selection to students' cam- 
pus mailboxes. 

"There are a lot of new changes in the 
selection process this year, so make sure 
that you read your packets thoroughly," said 

Kim McHale, ASCLU president, 
reported that the Board of Regents approved 
the construction of two soccer fields on the 

north side of campus over the summer. The 
board also approved a 5 percent tuition 
increase for next year. 

The board continued to plan for 
Siblings Weekend, March 8-10. One of the 
events planned is Wacky Wild Hall 
Olympics. Bobbi Jo Cyr reported that RHA 
has chosen the judges. They will be Martin 
Frinfrock, Dr. Bilodeau, Sara Hartley, Erin 
Fuller, and Damien Pena. The list of events 
and rules will be available soon so students 
can sign up. Each hall will have a team with 
at least 10 members, and RHA will provide 
10 t-shirts for each team. 

The RHA budget for the remainder of 
the semester was also discussed at the 
meeting. There was a discussion as to 
where the monies should be spent. 
Freshman Casey Stanton wanted to make 
sure that the money was spent in a way that 
would most benefit the residents. Stanton 
felt that RHA should try to allocate a good 
amount of money towards hall expendi- 

"If we can help the residents where 
they live, we should allocate the money 
towards that," Stanton said. 

New West mentioned that they could 
use the money to buy more items for the 

"If we get the money to spend in the 
halls, I would like to get some new vacuum 
cleaners for New West," said Casey. 

By Emily Holden 

During the Senate meeting field Feb. 25, 
senators discussed the completion of current 
projects and ones planned for the future. 

Many Senate projects are on hold while 
Ryan Van Ommeren, director of facilities, gets 
the figures on the capital requests. Such proj- 
ects include cement for the Pederson basket- 
ball courts and construction of a new football 

Another project nearing completion is 
placing athletic pictures in the SUB. Pictures 
have arrived and frames need to be ordered 
before they can be hung. In addition, the pic- 
tures currently hanging in the SUB need to be 
rearranged in order to make room for the new 

Senators are also still working on a 
library survey sent out to professors. 

"I have received some feedback from 
various professors and almost all would like 
book updates," said senior senator Brett 
Rumbeck. Possible ways to accomplish this 
would be to remove some old, out-of-date 
books and replace them with newer books. 
Senate is considering giving the library a por- 
tion of the Senate budget to pay for these 
updates. Nothing has been decided upon, but 
these and many more options for the library 
are being looked into. 

Jason Ives, president of the Aikido Club, 

attended the Senate meeting The club is 
requesting money from Senate in order to pur- 
chase nine to 12 new mats. The prices range 
from $2,691 - $3,560. Currently the club has 
about 15 members and is hoping to have a 
class offered next fall. The club has post- 
poned practices because of an injury that 
occurred while older mats were being used. 
The club cannot resume practices until new 
mats arrive. Senate has not made any deci- 
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March 6, 2002 

CLU students attend the Olympics 

Photograph courtesy of Claire Dalai 
Claire Dalai in front of the Olympic Torch last week during 
the Winter Olympics. 

Photograph courtesy of Claire Dalai 

Utah Olympic Park is where the bobsled, luge, skeleton, ski jumping and Nordic combined 
took place during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. 

Photograph courtesy of Michal Galvin 

Michal Galvin and Katlin Barrow last week during the 2002 
Winter Games in Park City, Utah. 

By Jannette Jauregui 

Several California Lutheran 
University students experienced the 2002 
Winter Olympics first-hand. Each attended 
events, met athletes and brought home 
memories of what has been called one of 
the most memorable winter games ever, 
partly due to the turmoil created since 
Sept. 11. 

Michal Galvin, Katelin Barrow, Justin 
Williams and Claire Dalai are among sev- 
eral CLU students who witnessed the 2002 
Olympics held in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
"We decided it was a once-in-a-lifetime 
opportunity," said sophomore Dalai. 

Galvin, a senior, and Barrow, a junior. 

went to the games together from Feb. 6 - 
10. They attended the preliminary ski 
jump that ended up being cancelled 
because there was too much snow. 
Because of the cancelled event, Galvinand 
Barrow were given tickets to attend the 
France vs. Switzerland hockey game on 
Feb. 9. While Galvin and Barrow were ski- 
ing at a Park City resort, they saw the 
Brazilian ski team practicing on the same 

"It was really cool just being there. 
Everything was Olympic," said Galvin. 

Williams, a junior, spent Feb. 15-17 
at the Salt Lake games with a friend whose 
band, "The Brian Anders Band," enter- 
tained at the Olympics. Williams went to 
see the women's biathlon, the women's 

short pursuit and the men's preliminary ski 

He also got the chance to meet United 
States bronze medallist in the parallel giant 
slalom, Chris Klug, and the Norwegian 
snowboard team. 

"In attending the events you realize 
how much camaraderie there is between 
the fans and a lot of the athletes," said 
Williams. "It was exciting to see the U.S. 
men do better than they had in previous 

Dalai went to the men's bobsled 
finals. She met the women's Canadian 
hockey team, which took home the gold 

"It was an incredible experience. I 
was impressed to see such a diverse repre- 

sentation of spectators. I was proud to see 
the support the U.S. gave its athletes," said 

The United States won 34 medals in 
all, including 10 gold, 13 silver and 11 

There was a worldwide concern over 
the possibility of more terrorist attacks 
occurring during the games. Despite the 
possibility, athletes from 78 nations gath- 
ered in the country devastated by terrorist 
attacks five months before. 

"It was so cool because so many more 
people were more patriotic than usual," 
said Galvin. 

"Everybody should see any Olympics 
in person at some point. It's quite an amaz- 
ing experience," said Williams. 

How to customize 
your Microsoft 
Office shortcut bar 

E-mail improved 

Are you using your Microsoft Office 
shortcut bar every day? ISSy encourages 
the use of this handy little application. It's 
a tool on the PC that facilitates easy, quick, 
one-click access to your most frequently 
used programs, files and/or folders. If the 
bar is not visible, follow this procedure to 
install it on your desktop. 

•From the Start menu select Programs 

•Select Microsoft Office 

•Select Microsoft Office Tools 

•Select Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar 

To customize this handy tool, right- 
click on the background between any of 
the icons and choose Customize from the 
dropdown menu. Another method is to 
merely drag and drop icons onto the bar. 
To change its location on your desktop, 

merely grab either end of the bar and drag 
it to the desired location (top or bottom, or 
right or left side of the screenj.Call the 
Help Desk (x3698) or e-mail if you have 
any questions regarding use of the 
Microsoft Office shortcut bar. 

ISSy is excited about some great new 
features in CLU's web-based mail inter- 
face (Visual Mail). The enhancements 
include "Setup a Vacation Message," 
"Setup a Forward Message," and "Change 
Password." Here's what you do: Access 
Visual Mail by opening a browser and typ- 
ing the following URL: Note at the 
login screen three new options: 

Setup a Vacation Message — Click 
on this option to create a new vacation 
message or disable a current one. When 
this feature is enabled, incoming e-mail 
will be stored in your inbox, while also 
sending your vacation message to the 
sender. Upon return, disable the vacation 
message by accessing this feature on the 
login screen. 

Setup a Forward Message — When 
this feature is enabled the system will for- 
ward e-mail to another account. Click on 
this link also to disable the forward fea- 
ture. By default no copy of the forwarded 
message will be retained. To change the 
default, check the "Keep a copy in your 

mailbox" option. 

Change Password — Choose this 
option to change your e-mail login pass- 
word. This feature will not work if you are 
changing a password for the very first 
time. (Call the Help Desk for assistance 
with a first-time password change.) 

Once you have chosen one of the 
three above options just follow the easy- 
to-read instructions on the screen. 

Please contact the Help Desk (x3698 
or help) if you need assistance. 

March 6, 2002 


The Echo 5 

Campus Quotes 

What did you give up for Lent? 

Casey Stanton, freshman, psychol- Erika Gervol, junior, psychology Jamie Meyer, freshman, biology Jennifer Gilbertson, sophomore, 

ogy and philosophy major multimedia 

"I gave up all meat, even fish, 
except chicken." 

"I gave up chocolate." 

"I gave up biology." 

"I gave up ice cream." 

Logan Steinhauer, sophomore, 
marketing communications 

"I gave up class, all kinds of 
homework and all kinds of study- 
ing. The only thing I have decided 
to do is chill with my boys." 

Lisa Trueblood, junior, liberal 

"I gave up soda." 

Ronaye Alarcon, junior, psycholo- 

"I gave up cussing." 

Amanda Enterante, junior, commu- 

"I gave up biting my nails, and 

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March 6, 2002 

Adam Werner, Jared Burton give great 
performances during Storyteller Series 

By Mark Glesne 

With his long hair pulled back into a 
ponytail, ripped-at-the-knees jeans and a 
very bright unbuttoned shirt, Adam 
Werner took the stage and calmly mesmer- 
ized his audience. Werner's instrumental 
tribute to Michael Hedges set off the 
fourth week of the Canyon Club's 
Storytellers Series on Feb. 27, 2002. 

Werner played an 11 -song set with 
three different acoustic guitars, one of 
which was a symphony harp guitar. His 
intricate and syncopated pieces were 
amazing to hear and to watch. Werner used 
a variety of techniques to make his guitars 

come alive and show emotion. 

He used two-handed and over-the-top 
fret board movements, intricate harmon- 
ics, unconventional tunings, neck bending, 
string slapping and guitar slapping to tell a 
story through his instruments. For the 
fourth and fifth song, special guest 
Kentaro Otsuka joined Werner on stage 
with his five-string electric bass. Together 
they created a very psychedelic; gloomy 
and eerie atmosphere, accentuated greatly 
by Otsuka's pulse effect. 

For the seventh song only, Wemer 
introduced his harp guitar to the audience 
and showed an amazing amount of musi- 
cianship. Wemer was able to keep a bass 
line underneath his lead guitar melodies 
and used crescendos and decrescendos to 

"Afternoon of Cello Music" 

By Teresa Olson 


Preston Geeting and Rachel Morris, 
both seniors at California Lutheran 
University, were featured in the concert 
"Afternoon of Cello Music," along with 
Geeting's mother, Joyce Geeting, and her 
class of cello students. 

"Afternoon of Cello Music," a concert 
free to the public, was held in the 
Samuelson Chapel on Sunday, March 3 at 
3 p.m. 

The concert included pieces from 16 
different composers whose works spanned 
a time period of nearly three centuries. 
The first three compositions performed 
were David Popper's "Gavote in D 
minor," "Lied" and "Mazurka." 

Interspersed between ensemble per- 
formances were solos by Gideon Park, 
Jean Doh, Kate Gray, Melody Yenn, 

Preston Geeting, Jamie Li, Keri Jaeger, 
Nicole Jahng and Rachel Morris. 

A highlight of the concert was 
Boccherini's "Sonata in C Major" per- 
formed by the Geeting mother-and-son 

The serene setting of the chapel, 
accompanied by the well-performed clas- 
sical music, created a refreshing setting for 
a Sunday afternoon. Even the youngest 
performers, who appeared to be less than 7 
years of age, contributed to what was an 
enjoyable experience. +. 

"The students were very talented and 
the chapel was the perfect setting for such 
beautiful music," said freshman Carrie 

Despite the lack of organization and 
promptness, as well as multiple absentee 
performers, the concert still succeeded in 
portraying the accomplishments and talent 
of Joyce Geeting and her students. 

"Queen of the Damned" 
soundtrack dark as movie 

The "Queen of the Damned" sound- 
track is a collaboration of music from 
many hard rock and metal performers and 
is produced by Warner Bros. Records Inc. 
The music is a reflection of the very abu- 
sive and brutal content of the film in which 
these songs are played in and about which 
they are inspired by. A majority of the 
songs were written by Jonathan Davis and 
Richard Gibbs, and performed by such tal- 
ents as Wayne Static of Static-X, David 
Draiman of Disturbed, Chester Bennington 
of Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, and Jay 
Gordon of Orgy. 

The aggressive style of this music is a 

the fullest advantage in this piece. Otsuka 
joined Wemer for the final song and joined 
him in the arena of harmonics. Adam 
Werner is perhaps the most talented guitar 
player the Storytellers Series has featured. 

Performing on his 23rd birthday, 
Jared Burton took the stage for a much 
larger audience than in weeks past. After 
working through some technical difficul- 
ties before his set began, Burton began a 
bit more timidly than usual ~ most likely 
caused by the sound problems. 

After one song Burton fell into his 
groove and played for a much livelier 
crowd than he has seen in past perform- 
ances at the club. 

His performance was very consistent 
with those in the past weeks; however, he 

ended with a chilling song entitled 
"Breathe Again." 

At first, one would wonder why 
Burton would choose to end his set with 
such a depressing song. However, when 
Burton exploded into his choruses and the 
ending to this piece, all doubts were abol- 
ished. Burton was able to reach far into his 
arsenal and yet again separate his perform- 
ance from the rest. 

The night ended with two-thirds of 
That Fat Frog. Minus their drummer, That 
Fat Frog performed a basic seven-song set. 
Playing their third show in 24 hours really 
took its toll on the two performers, musi- 
cally and energetically. 

They pushed through their set to fin- 
ish out the evening. 

Photograph by Carissa Johnson 
Joyce Geeting and students performing at the cello concert last Sunday 

sound I would have to be listening to when 
I am angry about something, but the longer 
I listen to it, the more I start to enjoy the 
disrupting vulgarity of the lyrics. 

"Dark and foreboding. This music 
could keep you up if your studying late," 
sophomore James Spietel said. 

Despite the content of its lyrics, the 
tone throughout the music fits the film's 
purpose very well: It is dark and mysteri- 
ous because it's a horror film. 

Some might just enjoy the music for 
however it relates to what they are doing 
throughout their day. 

"The music on the soundtrack really 
encourages me when exercising, being that 
it is very loud and upbeat," freshman 
Camie Adair said. 

Others might want to pass on listening 
to the soundtrack to avoid aggressive 

"This music makes me feel very vio- 
lent. It forces me to get in touch with my 
dark side," freshman Marisa Glatzer said. 

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the bands: Papa Roach, Deftones, 
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Thieves, Tricky and Dry Cell. To say that 
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The Echo 7 

Core 21 requirements a bust 

By Michele Hatler 

Pursuing a higher education after 
high school has always been assumed to 
involve giving students choices on their 
classes. College is supposed to be about 
taking classes that interest you. But it 
seems that the curriculum you were 
forced to take in high school is still part 
of college. 

Some universities call it general ed. 
Here at CLU it is Core 2 1 . Whatever the 

case may be, it's still required. 

I don't have a problem with Core 21 
requirements. The fact that we have a list 
of classes to take before we graduate is 
not going to change, so why worry about 

My grudge is against many of the 
changes to the requirements. Instead of 
changing the requirements for incoming 
students, they are changing them for all 

The limitation of graduating in four 
years (not that I wouldn't mind staying, 
but I can't afford to be here longer than 
that) doesn't provide a lot of leeway for 
taking classes that don't count for any 
kind of core or major requirement. 

It's very frustrating for students who 
have already met requirements for cer- 
tain classes when they are no longer 
required. We do have an advantage 
called "double dipping," which means 
that one class might count for two 
requirements, but courses like 
Kinesiology 100 were just a BIG waste 
of precious time for those who have 

already taken it. 

This is something I can honestly say 
applies to all students. We don't want to 
be cheated just because someone 
changes their mind. 1 think that the cur- 
rent requirements should be applied to 
all students currently attending CLU. 
Changes should only apply to incoming 

I know that some courses are 
dropped because there isn't enough pro- 
fessors to teach more classes. But we 
pay a lot of money to go to this school. 
Why can't more professors be hired? I 
would rather my tuition money go to that 
than a sports complex that I will never 

Students should be given compensa- 
tion for wasted time. Maybe a reim- 
bursement for the class by dividing the 
amount of credits by the tuition cost for 
the semester. Something like a bookstore 
credit or extra coffee shop money would 
an acceptable compensation. Even giv- 
ing a discount on the next semester 
would be appreciated. 

Staff Editorial 

By Laura Trevino 


The Truth about Date Rape 

Attention college freshman: You are in the most common 
group of young adults to be date raped. The truth about date rape 
is that it's real, it's scary and it's embarrassing. It happens every 
day and almost always goes unreported. College campuses are the 
most common community for date rape incidences, and young 
women between the ages 17 and 24 are the most likely to be 
raped. Date rape is defined as "forced, manipulated, or coerced 
sexual acts by a friend or acquaintance in a date like situation." 
This is not something to be taken lightly or ignored. Rape hap- 
pens every weekend, to one out of every four women, and less 
than 5 percent of victims in this age group report their attackers. 

Drugs and Alcohol 

Drugs and alcohol are some of the largest motivators for the 
behavior. The most common of these are Ruhypnol ("ruffles," 
"roche," "R-2") and GHB. Their effects are similar to a strong 
muscle relaxant or painkiller. They are undetectable by taste or 
smell and can be slipped into an unsuspecting partygoer's drink 
in a moment. The drugs cause one to drift off into a trance-like 
state and lose control over decision-making and bodily functions. 
Often the victim will wake up several hours later sensing that 
someone has violated her, but she cannot recall the actual event. 
By no means ever leave your drinks unattended and be sure to pay 
attention to the person who is serving them or handing them to 

Avoid Rape 

To avoid an attack, be sure to know your limits. Decide 
ahead of time how far you want to go on a date and stick to your 


Echo Staff 

Michele Hatler 

Yvette Ortiz 

Brooke Peterson 

Alison Robertson 


Cory Hughes 

Claire Dalai 

Nicole Biergiel 

Brett Rowland 

Melissa Dora 

Katie Bashaw 

Eric Ingemunson 

Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 

guidelines. Don't send out mixed messages. Present yourself as a 
strong woman; don't put yourself in an environment that makes 
you uncomfortable. Above all, trust your "gut instincts." Pay 
attention to your date's overall character and the way he talks to 
you, his posture, gestures and the way he carries himself from the 

If an attack is attempted, be forceful and abrupt. Stay calm. 
In some incidences, women have faked fainting and, when the 
attacker loosened his grip, they fought back violently. Sometimes 
saying that you are menstruating, have had an operation, or have 
a serious STD works to help him lose interest. Scream loudly and 
use physical force to inhibit the rapist's further advances (for 
example: a swift knee to the groin or poking his eyes with your 


If you have been raped, the most important thing that you can 
do is find a safe place to go and tell someone who will help you. 
Seek medical attention immediately. Do not take a shower or 
change your clothes. It is vital to preserve as much incriminating 
evidence as possible. Report the rape to campus police and to the 
local authorities. They will put you into contact with rape coun- 

Important numbers to have on hand are, campus security: 
3911, to the Thousand Oaks Police Dept (805) 494-8200, and 
then the rape hotline: (800) 656-4673. You can also log onto to 
www.rape 1 1 .com or www.9 1 1 

More than 77 percent of all date rapes are not reported. If you 
feel embarrassed or at fault, you are not alone. There are people 
out there who want to help you. Stand up for yourself and for 
your sisters. Don't allow rapists to take away your pride and your 

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March 6, 2002 

Affirmati ve action: racism or justice? 

By Jason Scott 

This week Bret and I decided to 
write about affirmative action. Like abor- 
tion, affirmative action is one of those 
persistent, nagging topics that tends to 
spring up over and over again in political 
discussion— although to a large extent 
the discussion seems far less heated than 
other topics. Those who get the most 
riled up about affirmative action are usu- 
ally white males, which makes sense- 
white males are the group victimized and 
ostracized by affirmative action. The 
catch-phrase is that affirmative action is 
"backward racism," but this is inaccu- 
rate. There is nothing backward about it; 
the racism integral to affirmative action 
is outright and specifically targeted. 

There are numerous problems with 
affirmative action, the first and foremost 
of which is its existence. The core men- 
tality behind affirmative action is the 
same as that behind the butchery during 
the French Revolution, behind the mis- 

By Bret Rumbeck 

We've got another topic for you 
this Wednesday that may cause more 
debate on our campus: affirmative 
action. Of everything we've written 
about this year, this is the topic 1 don't 
feel comfortable writing about. Give 
me a minute to put on some music and 
clear my head. All right, let's give this 

Throughout the course of 
American history, white immigrants, 
whether legal or illegal, have been 
running an organized slaughter 
against anyone who wasn't Christian 
and white. I hope everyone realizes 
that we took a Native American popu- 
lation that was around 20 million peo- 
ple, and came close to wiping it out. 
We traveled to Africa, kidnapped 
blacks and forced them to work in a 

treatment of Germany after World War I, 
behind Nazi state policy, behind the 
Soviet Communist revolution and 
behind the segregation of the South 
before the middle of the last century. A 
bold statement, true, but hear me out 
what all these things have in common is 
that they are attempts by groups who 
consider themselves or others to have 
been victimized to undo that victimiza- 
tion by ending the existing injustice, 
turning it around and institutionalizing 
another injustice that targets the per- 
ceived previous victim izers. It is the 
depressing but true tale of human history 
that any group of people who have freed 
themselves or others from injustice, real 
or perceived, will, with many an articu- 
late but hollow excuse, do everything in 
its power to install itself over the prior 
establishment and proceed to victimize 
them as it was victimized. The fact that 
white Americans will probably never be 
as poorly off as black Americans were 
until recently is of no consequence what- 
soever; institutionalized racially prefer- 
ential policy has no place in American 
government, and that is exactly what 
affirmative action is. The outrageous 
thing about affirmative action is that 
despite the fact that there is no rational or 
cohesive counter-argument to that state- 
ment, the proponents of affirmative 
action adamantly refuse to admit what 
they are advocating. It was horrible 
when the French Revolutionaries, wi*- 

field. Then, Southern hospitality was 
brutal enough to lynch black men for 
exercising their right to vote. Our 
country does not have the best rela- 
tionship with minorities. 

So along comes the 1960s, and 
with it, revolutionaries, new ideas and 
President Lyndon Johnson. With the 
help of civil rights leaders, a new plan 
to assist minorities was born. This 
plan was to eliminate the discrimina- 
tion that existed in the workplace for 
minorities, and it was called affirma- 
tive action. In theory, this should have 
worked wonders. But when the gov- 
ernment started telling white business 
owners who they had to hire, promote 
and give special treatment to, white 
America just went ballistic. We raped 
and pillaged blacks, women and other 
minorities for centuries, but when 
asked to give more consideration to 
these groups, white America called it 
reverse discrimination. It's funny how 
the reaction changes when 'discrimi- 
nation' is inflicted on the majority. 

Now I shouldn't have to point out 
the obvious, but I am a white, middle 
class American citizen. In my lifetime 
thus far, I have never experienced any 
form of discrimination, racism, or 
hatred, and I probably never will. This 
is not arrogance or a big ego, it's a 
simple fact of life in America. Asking 

out apologizing or equivocating, stated 
their radical principles and set about 
beheading every member of the upper 
class that they could lay their hands on. 
While the nature of that injustice was 
more horrifying and violent than affir- 
mative action (the exercise of the two is 
hardly comparable, despite similarities in 
mentality), at least there was no pretense 
that the bloodshed was anything other 
than what it truly was. I have more 
respect for an opponent who is not in 
denial and who readily admits that he is 
trying to gain an advantage over me, than 
one who taps the creative centers of his 
brain to feed me falsehoods and sound- 
bites to try to convince me that he is not 
my opponent 

Affirmative action will never suc- 
ceed in creating justice or even in achiev- 
ing the goals of its advocates. Pretense 
and "white guilt" - I wince despite the 
quotation marks— are not enough to fool 
the people being victimized, just as the 
majority of blacks probably never hon- 
estly believed they were better off using 
a separate drinking fountain or sitting in 
the back of a bus. We know that we are 
• being subjected to an enforced disadvan- 
tage. We resent affirmative action, and 
we know why. The forcible and govern- 
ment-backed imposition of anti-white 
laws perpetrated by an establishment 
sympathetic to African Americans is no 
better at its core than the forcible and 
government-backed imposition of anti- 

my opinion on affirmative action just 
does not sit well with, me. While we 
may mock our nations leaders, they 
saw the problem of discrimination 
and tried their best to fix it. There is a 
problem when well over 90 percent of 
a particular school or business is com- 
posed of white males. When business- 
es have to hire individuals to make 
sure they have 'enough' minorities, 
there is a problem in society. 

Let's use Cal Lutheran as an 
example of discrimination issues. 
Next time you're in class, say, now, 
when you should be taking notes, take 
a look around the classroom. What 
kind of faces do you see? I'm not 
afraid to say that our school has one of 
the worst ethnic make-ups in the 
nation. Out-of-state students do not 
count as ethnic make-up, even if they 
call soda 'pop'. CLU recruits heavily 
from Minnesota, Washington and 
Oregon. What happened to Alabama, 
Mississippi and Virginia? Sure, we 
meet our fair share of students from 
the Los Angeles area, but most are 
from the affluent areas of Los 

I've yet to meet anyone in any 
one of my classes who says, "I came 
from a really poor area ... the high 
school had broken windows, few 
books and barbed wire around the 

black laws perpetrated by an establish- 
ment unsympathetic to African 

Make no mistake, white readers, 
laws have been passed and enforced that 
serve specifically to give others an 
advantage over you, and this was done 
on no more basis than the color of your 
skin. There are people who view you as 
the enemy and who have succeeded both 
in passing laws designed to hurt you and 
in convincing you that those laws are in 
your own self-interest It is not racism to 
say that we have been targeted and vic- 
timized by affirmative action, let alone to 
demand equality under the law. 
Affirmative action is unjust. It is victim- 
ization and racial preference, and it is 
coated in a chokingly thick layer of lying 
justification. It is designed to hurt you to 
help someone else and is so disgustingly 
unconstitutional that you have every 
right to be disappointed in and appalled 
by the government that backs it and that 
imposes it upon you and your families. 

Do not buy the lie that affirmative 
action creates justice. No law that placed 
one gDup in a more privileged position 
than another ever in the history of human 
government created a truly positive 
social outcome. Laws like affirmative 
action are inherently unjust and therefore 
nothing short of destructive to the groups 
they target and, indeed, to civilized soci- 
ety as we know it. 

E-mail me 

fence." I have heard students moan 
about how their high school class- 
rooms had 30 students in them, and 
the computer lab only had 30 comput- 
ers. Gasp! How tragic! When the 
Presidential Scholars arrived this 
week, did you notice how many 
weren't white? I'd say we're failing to 
educate leaders for a global society, 
unless they're from Minnesota. Now 
don't take this the wrong way; I'm not 
saying CLU is racist in any way. But 
our school is a prime example of how 
affirmative action would help out a 
ton of minority students in America. 
This is exactly how Dr. Martin Luther 
King. Jr., and President Johnson want- 
ed affirmative action to work. 

I'll be really honest with you all; 
I'm not the person who should be 
writing on affirmative action. What 
irritates me more is propositions such 
as 209, which was passed in 1996, 
ending affirmative action policies in 
California. Morons like former 
Governor Pete Wilson must have felt 
that 30 years was enough time for 
minorities to gain some level of equal- 
ity in the eyes of the majority. The big 
hand may slap the white male 
American, but it buries all minorities. 

My email box is always empty; so 
let me know what you think: bwrum- 

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MARCH 6, 2002 


The Echo 9 

Fox leads by breaking norms 

By Katie Bashaw 


The majority of the student body at 
California Lutheran University knows 
Jimmy Fox by his voice, if nothing else. 
Fox, the announcer for the Kingsmen and 
Regals basketball teams, has achieved 
much in his two years at CLU. and he now 
adds the recognition of his coaches and 
peers in a nomination to go to Florida in 
May for the NCAA leadership conference. 

As a resident assistant in North Hall 
in the New West complex, .Fox interacts 
with students on a daily basis. In 
December 2001, he was chosen as the RA 
of the month out of all 32 other RAs. The 
programs that he plans for his residents are 
ideal for busy college students because he 
provides quick, thoughtful programs that 

Photograph courtesy of Jenny Brydon 
Fox (#7) is a key member of the Kingsmen offensive line. 

students can participate in without losing 
valuable studying time. Last week, for 
example, he made brownies in the North 
lounge and brought them by each room 
during his rounds. Fox, a member of the 
dean's !ist every semester at CLU in his 
communication major, knows the impor- 
tance of having good study habits. 

But it is not just in the classroom and 
in the residence halls that Fox provides a 
strong example. On the Kingsmen foot- 
ball team, where he is the starting wide 
reciever, he has found his greatest strug- 
gles and his greatest triumph. 

In his application essay, Fox tells the 
story of his first impression of CLU and 
the football program. He was shocked and 
a little disappointed to find that the 
Kingsmen program was nothing like what 
he was used to at Monte Vista Christian 
High School in 
Aptos, Calif. He 
was left with three 
choices: join the 
crowd, quit football 
or stand up for what 
he believed in, 
which includes 

abstaining from sex 
with his girlfriend of 
over two years and 
not drinking alcohol. 
Not surprisingly, he 
chose the third 
option. After a few 
weeks of standing 
strong and making 
statements about his 
life that didn't match 

up with the lifestyles of his teammates, 
people began to understand. 

"Slowly I found myself making 
friends with everyone on the team," wrote 
Fox. "The older guys told me they respect- 
ed how I lived my life (in that guy way) 
and the younger guys saw that I didn't 
need any of that stuff to have fun. My 
freshman friends would start to joke with 
me about how the older guys really 
seemed to get a kick out of me and accept- 
ed me so freely. As the season went on, I 
took a leadership role on and off that field, 
after becoming a starter by the third game 
of the season. Things had worked out.' 1 

After coming from a high school 
where everyone shared Fox's values, he 
found a way to overcome adversity with- 
out losing any part of himself. 

"My story is nothing epic or astound- 
ing," Fox wrote, "but it helped me realize 

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Photograph courtesy of Sports Information 
Jimmy Fox 

on a larger level what the true leaders of 
our world have always had. Leaders are 
those that break the norm. They will 
engage in the difficult, even if it means 
striving for what they believe in." 

Photograph courtesy of Jenny Brydoi 
The New West RA staff supports Fox at a home football game. From left: 
Area Resident Coordinator Jenny Brydon, junior Marge Miller, sophomore 
Sarah Chambers, junior Nate Fall, junior Nick Nimmo, junior Candace Kay 
and junior Bekkah Hildebrandt. 

Tennis teams keep improving 

By Casssandra Wolf 

Last week, the Kingsmen tennis team 
posted its best start ever since 1997 and 
the Regals tennis team improved its con- 
ference record. 

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Kingsmen 
defeated Whittier College, 7-0. In the sin- 
gles competition, sophomore Jeremy 
Quinlan won both sets 6-0, 6-0; freshman 
Quinn Calderon came out on top 6-0, 6-1; 
juniors Sean Ruitenberg and Clint 
Mcintosh, along with freshman Bobby 
Webber, finished 6-0, 6-0 in each of their 
two sets and freshman Mike Muffoletto 

Photograph by Lani Green 
Junior Laura Snapp serves to 
Westmont on Saturday. 

finished 6-0, 6-2. Calderon and Ruitenberg 
won their doubles match 8-3; Quinlan and 
Mcintosh won their doubles match 8-0 and 
Weber and junior Calvin Hee won their 
doubles match 8-1. 

"I played No. 1 for the first time all 
year," said Quinlan. "At first I thought 
there would be a little bit of pressure, but 
then once we started I found I had com- 
plete control of the match." 

That Saturday, March 2, the 
Kingsmen defeated Cal Tech University 7- 
0. Juniors Arif Hasan, Mcintosh and Tim 
Di Leo, Calderon, Ruitenberg and sopho- 
more Jacob Manogue won their singles 
matches. Hasan and Mcintosh, Calderon 
and Ruitenberg, along with Manogue and 
Di Leo, won their doubles matches 8-3,8- 
1,8-0 respectively. The Kingsmen are now 
7-2 overall and 4-1 in the conference. 

"We've already played Cal Tech 
once," said Quinlan. "We've already beat 
them, so I'm confident about the match." 

On Friday, March 1, the Regals lost 
to Vanguard University, 4-5. Sophomore 
Stephanie Perkins and junior Laura Snapp 
won their singles matches, 6-2, 6-1 and 6- 
0, 4-6, 6-2, respectively. Senior Stacy 
Scanlan and Perkins won their doubles 
match, 8-3. 

The next day, the Regals shutout the 
California Institute of Technology, 9-0, but 
fell to Westmont College, 3-6. Against Cal 
Tech, sophomore Becca Hunau, freshman 
Lisa Novajosky, senior Jennifer 
Stoltenberg, Scanlan, Perkins and Snapp 
won both sets of their singles matches. 
Hunau and Novajosky, Stoltenberg and 
Snapp and Scanlan and Perkins came out 
on top in their doubles matches 8-1, 8-4, 8- 

2, in that order. 

Against Westmont, Hunau 
won her singles match in three 
sets: 6-3, 4-6, 10-4. Novajosky 
also won her singles match in 
three sets: 6-4, 4-6, 10-5. Hunau 
and Novajosky won their doubles 
match 8-5. As of last Saturday, 
March 2, the Regals rank 6-3 over- 
all and 4- 1 in conference play. 

"I don't know too much 
about the Vanguard team," said 
head coach Nancy Garrison. "We 
beat them twice last year and the 
year before. I don't know how 
strong they are this year. Cal Tech 
is a conference match; if you look 
at us on paper we should win that 
one. [Cal Tech is] probably a little 
weaker than last year and we're a 
little stronger, so we should win 
that one. The afternoon match 
with Westmont is against a school that 
gives scholarships to play tennis, so we'll 
just see ... Westmont's always been tough 
and they're always very nice ... it'll be 

"I'm looking forward to it because it's 
[going to] be tough," said sophomore 
Annika Ludewig. "We have big games 
those two days. We had that, I think it was 
two weekends ago, and it was tough. But 
this time we're at home, so I think it's bet- 

"I'm really excited; I think we have 
some good competition," said Scanlan. 
"We had good results against these teams 
last year and I hope that we can play our 
best and do just as well." 

As the Regals are a stronger team 

Sophomore Stephanie Perkins leaps across 
the court to return a volley. Perkins won 
each of her matches this weekend. 

this year, they will face a high level of 

"Our schedule is definitely tougher," 
said Garrison. "Throughout the year, I 
scheduled us with a whole bunch of tough 
teams, because I knew our team was 
[going to] be stronger ... Although we have 
a better team this year than possibly ever 
in the history of the school, I scheduled us 
against a lot of tough teams. Our record 
might not show that we're probably the 
best team we've ever had, because we're 
[going to be] playing more nationally 
ranked teams. Pomona is ranked No. 6 in 
the nation, I think. We've got matches 
against Vassar ... and a bunch of other 
nationally ranked teams are coming to 
visit us, because they all like to come to 
Southern Cal, so who knows." 

lO The Echo 


March 6, 2002 

Baseball has five-game streak 

By Michelle Loughmiller 


The Kingsmen baseball team has 
won five consecutive games after beating 
Cal Tech and Westmont and senior Andy 
Luttrell made his way into the record 
books last week. 

The Kingsmen baseball team trav- 
eled to Westmont University on 
Wednesday, Feb. 27, with the intent of 
avenging their Jan. 29 home loss to the 

The Kingsmen led from start to fin- 
ish by scoring two runs in the first, one in 
the second and two in the third innine. 

Photograph by Kim Nelli 
Senior Andy Lutrell, shown here in the catchers 

gear he wore in the fourth inning, played all 
nine positions in Friday's game against Cal 
Tech, including pitching to the last two batters 

This lead gave CLU the ability to beat 
Westmont with a score of 15-6 and add 
another win to its four-game winning 

Luke Stajcar led off the game with a 
single and scored on Steve Maitland's dou- 
ble. Maitland then scored by a single from 
Jason Claros. The Kingsmen extended 
their lead to 5-0 in the third inning when 
Ryan Cooney led with a walk and Luttrell 
followed with a two-run home run. 

The 5-0 cushion was enough for 
pitcher, Chris Thogerson, to work with as 
he threw eight innings, allowing only three 
hits and giving up one earned run. With the 
win over Westmont, Thogerson ran his 
_ record to 4-0. 

"It was good to see us 
come back and beat them on 
their home field," said 

On Friday, March 1, the 
Kingsmen hosted California 
Institute of Technology and 
pounded out 29 runs on 24 
hits. Cal Tech's nine errors 
helped to produce a huge win 
with a final score of 29-2. 

Senior Andy Luttrell 
made his way into the CLU 
record books by scoring six 
runs. In addition to Luttrell 
tying the school record for the 
most runs scored in a .game, he 
proved to be a versatile player 
by his ability to play all nine^. 

Sophomore Casey Dillon 

earned four hits and 
knocked in four runs. 
Freshman Landon 

Cortenbach was three for 
three with four RBIs and 
four runs. Freshman Tim 
Penprase launched his first 
collegiate home run, a grand 
slam, in the sixth inning. 

Six CLU pitchers 
combined to give up only 
five hits and two runs, with 
junior Justin_ Keeling pick- 
ing up his first win of the 

"It was a fun day and I 
really enjoyed playing all 
nine positions. Next week- 
end [against Whittier] is 
going to be a big test for 
us," Luttrell said. 

Photograph by Kim Nelli 
Freshman Landon Cortenbach rounds third after 
hitting a grand slam on Friday. 

Photograph by Kim Nelli 
Junior Taylor Slimak connects for a homerun against Cal Tech. 

Softball wins against Poets 

By John Bona 

It has been said that champions are 
defined not by victory, but by how they 
respond to defeat. After losing its first 
eight games, the California Lutheran 
University Softball team has won three of 
its last six and seems to be looking a bit 
more like the Regals of years past. 

The team got its first win of the sea- 
son at home against Occidental University 
on Feb. 22. It was a scoreless game until 
the bottom of the fifth, when Liz "Boom 
Boom" Taube cracked a bases-loaded 
double to left center, scoring three runs 
and putting the Regals ahead to stay. 
Junior pitcher Erin Neuhaus finished 
Occidental off. refusing to give up a run, 
and the Regals hung on to win 3-0. 

Hoping to feed off this momentum, 

the Regals traveled to Occidental the next 
day for an important double-header. In the 
first game, the Regals had posted a 4-3 
lead going into the sixth inning. Then, in 
the bottom of the sixth. Occidental scored 
four runs and jumped ahead to a three-run 
lead. Unable to provide any offensive 
sparks in the seventh, the Regals fell, 7-4. 

After letting the first game slip away, 
the Regals couldn't get their hands on 
game two. Although the game was tied at 
three after three innings of play. 
Occidental dropped a bomb in the fourth, 
scoring five runs, then adding two more in 
the fifth. Down seven runs, the Regals 
were unable to mount a comeback, losing 

Last week, the team was on the road 
again, this time at Whittier College on 
March 1. 

The Regals scored first, scoring two 
runs in the top of the third. However, 

Whittier kept pace, scoring runs in 
the bottom of the third and the fifth 
innings. While the Regals' hopes 
of winning were starting to fade 
away, they were just about 
knocked out of the ballpark in the 
bottom of the sixth. 

With the bases loaded. Poet 
Lauri Titcomb smashed a triple to 
right field, placing a dagger in the 
Regals' hearts and giving Whittier 
a 5-2 lead. This would prove to be 
the final score, as Cal Lutheran 
was forced to wait another day to 
get revenge on its SC1AC rivals. 

"Losing to Whittier yester- 
day for the first time ever showed 
us how long it has taken the team 

Photograph by Kim Nelli 
Junior Chelsea Barella rounds third in a 
to get used to each other." head dash/or home plate. 
coach Jodi Eyraud said. "We knew 


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Photograph by Kim Nelli 
Junior Erin Neuhaus pitches to Whittier on Saturday. She was credited with 
the the Regals' first win this season in Friday's game, also against Whittier. 

that if we were going to be successful, we 
were going to have to band together." 

The next day, at a wind-gusted 
Gibello Field, the Regals got their 
revenge, twice. The Regals won both 
games of their double-header with 
Whittier, stealing their first victory, then 
blowing the Poets off the map for their 

In game one, freshman Heidi Miller 
gave the Regals a quick 1-0 lead with a 
sacrifice bunt, scoring Neuhaus. After 
Whitter tied things up in the top of the 
fourth, sophomore Carrie Mitchell batted 
in two runs for the Regals off a single to 
left field, and senior Jessica Armacost sin- 
gled to center field to bring Mitchell home 
and give the Regals a 4- 1 lead. After scor- 
ing a run in the top of the fifth, the Poets, 
down to their last chance, scored in the top 

of the seventh and posted runners on sec- 
ond and third with two outs. It looked as 
though Whittier's Brandie Caldera would 
tie the game with an infield hit that sent the 
runner home from third, but Armacost 
saved the day, making a perfect throw 
home for junior Chelsea Barrella to make 
the tag at the plate and secure the win, 4-3. 

In leading 2-0 in game two, the 
Regals had a big fifth inning, scoring five 
runs and breaking Whittiers's spirits. Big 
performances came once again from 
Mitchell, who went three for three and 
scored two runs and Neuhaus, who went 
three for four with two RBIs, scored two 
runs, and pitched three-and-a-half score- 
less innings. 

The Regals won their third game of 
the year, 7- 1 . 

March 6, 2002 


The Echo 11 

Photograph by Katie Bashaw 
Sophomore Dereem McKinney (lane 8) and freshman Lauren Mooney (lane 
4) finished within l/iooth of a second from each other in the women's 100m 
hurdles on Saturday at Cal Tech. 

Photograph by Katie Bashaw 
Sophomore Elizabeth Hergert was the second place high jumper on 
Saturday, clearing five feet. 

Track shows heart at first 
conference meeting of year 

By Katie Bashaw 

The Kingsmen and Regal track teams 
traveled to the California Institute of 
Technology to compete against the 
University of La Veme and Occidental 
College in a Southern California 
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meet 
on Saturday, March 2. 

The young team had some troubles 
adjusting from high school to college com- 
petition in this early season meet, but there 
were solid efforts by all of California 
Lutheran University's competitors. 

Freshman Jaquie Ramirez placed 
third in the women's 100-meter dash with 
13.63 and also ran the second leg of the 
third place women's 4x400 meter team. 

After a serious neck injury that kept 
him sidelined for the past year, junior 
Damon VanHoorebecke made his return to 
intercollegiate athletics with a 25.46 200- 
meter sprint; good enough for second 
place. He also participated in both relay 
races for the Kingsmen. 

In the women's 400-meter race, 
freshman Aubreigh Hutchison placed 
fourth in 1:06. The Regals also placed 
well in the 800-meters. Senior Chelsea 
. Prater, the 2000 SCIAC conference cham- 
pion in this event, placed third in 2:28 and 
freshman Kristy Fischer came in fifth, just 
four seconds behind Prater. 

Sophomore Gianina Lomedico ran 
the women's 1500-meter race in 5:15, 
placing fifth, with junior Jamie Pearcy fin- 
ishing in sixth place for the Regals. 

Freshman John Cummings complet- 

ed his first college 
race, the 5000- 
meters, in 17:06, 
coming in at sixth 
place. Sophomore 
Amanda Klever 
ran the 5000- 
meter race for the 
Regals, finishing 
at fourth place in 
a steady 19:56, 
which surpassed 
her season goal 
by three seconds. 

In the 1 IO- 
meter high hur- 
dles, junior Grant 
Kincade ran for 
fifth place in 
16.62 and he also 
competed in the 
high jump for the 
first time of his life, placing third with an 
impressive leap of 5.9 feet. In the triple 
jump, Kincade placed fifth with a jump of 
38 feet. 

For the Regals, freshman Lauren 
Mooney and sophomore Dereem 
McKinney finished neck and neck in the 
100-meter hurdles, finishing within 
1/1 00th of a second from each other. 

Photograph by Katie Bashaw 
Freshman Scott Klemens ran 8oom in 2:ig, good for ninth 
place overall, which earned CLU third place points with 
Occidental and second place points with Cal Tech. 

Hutchison jumped 37.7 feet, good for 
fifth place in the triple jump, with sopho- 
more Elizabeth Hergert right behind her in 
sixth place with 37 feet. Hergert also took 
second in the high jump with a height of 5 

Sophomore Keith Jones achieved an 
11 -foot personal record in the men's 
javelin throw, with a toss of 141 feet. 

Golf team 3rd 
in TX match 

By Luke Patten 

The California Lutheran University 
golf team finished in a third-place tie with 
a score of 3 1 5 at the Mary Hardin-Baylor 
Invitational on Feb. 25 in Temple, Texas. 
Trinity of Texas won the tournament with 
a score of 308. 

Jess Card had his best day of the 
season for the Kingsmen with a low score 
of 75. 

"That was definitely my best per- 
formance of this year," said Card. "I'm 
just getting comfortable standing over the 
ball again. I've been starting to hit some 
better shots and get back to where I was 
last year." 

The event was originally scheduled 
to be a two-day tournament, but the sec- 

ond day was canceled due to wind and 
extreme cold. Temperatures dropped to 
around 10 below zero with the wind chill 

Although Card was happy to finish 
in 3rd place, he was disappointed to have 
the second round canceled. 

"I thought we would have been able 
to do better if we had played the second 
day," said Card. 

The other members of the CLU 
team to compete were Aaron Bondi (76, t- 
7th), Jordan Silvertrust (78, t-3Ist), Matt 
Holland (83, t-37th), Randy Cox (85, t- 
46th), and Seth Nenabar (91, t-65th). 

The Kingsmen will be returning to 
league play on March 7 when they take 
on Whittier College at River Ridge. 

Currently CLU is 2-0 in league 

12 The Echo 


MARCH 6, 2002 


Hardwood Starz capture 
indoor soccer title, 6-5 

By Eric Ingemunson 

The Hardwood Starz won the cham- 
pionship game on Sunday night, wrapping 
up the inaugural season of indoor soccer. 
The Starz had gone undefeated over five 
regular season games before narrowly 
defeating Sidewalk Headliners 6-5 in 
Sunday's contest. 

"This is riveting soccer. I'm on the 
edge of my seat," said Hardwood Starz fan 
sophomore Brandon Ghiossi. 


WES JOHNSON - 4 goals 
JUDE ONI-OKPAKU - 2 goals 


(games played Thurs. Feb. 28) 

Sidewalk Headliners - 10 
The Skins - 5 

Hardwood Starz - 8 
Hallie's Comets - 6 

Hardwood Starz' potent offense, 
which led the league in scoring, jumped 
out to an early lead thanks to team captain 
junior Wes Johnson. He scored a hat trick 
in the first half, following it up with a 
fourth goal in the second half, despite 
playing with an injured ankle. 

Juniors Eric VanMeter and Slade 
Langolis scored the other two goals for the 

"We had better teamwork; all of us 
contributed. It was a solid win," said 

The Starz scored 44 goals over the 
five-game season, easily besting the 
Sidewalk Headliners' 35 goals in thier 
effort to claim the first-ever championship 
for the sport at CLU. 

"This is the first time we've done 
indoor soccer. The level of enthusiasm 
exceeded our expectations. So has the 
level of fan participation," said Jenny 
Brydon, coordinator of intramural sports. 
"You would sometimes think this was 
World Cup soccer with the level of enthu- 
siasm everyone has." 

Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office 
The Hardwood Starz, from left: sophomore Tasha Fairman, juniors Slade 
Langolis, Ryan Quinn, Wes Johnson, Eric VanMeter, Erica Verrone. Not 
pictured: juniors Marge Miller and Glenn Winslow. 

tm* ■■ •- 


''it 1 

Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office 
Refs: freshman Cam Robinson and 
sophomore Kevin Stone. 

Photograph by Tory Fithian 

Wes Johnson looks to steal the ball 
from Jude Oni-Okpaku. 

Photograph by Tory Fithian 
Sophomore Tasha Fairman aims 
for another Starz goal. 

Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office 
Hardwood Starz fans junior Matt James, sophomore Brandon Ghiossi, jun- 
ior Abe Choi and recent graduate Ryan Windle cheer from the bleachers. 

Intramural Softball Standings 

American League 

Mike Piazza's Illegitimate Children 1-0 (0) 

NADS 1.0(15) 

Domeshots 0-1 (8) 

Up In Smoke 0-1 (0) 

National League 

#1 Stunnaz 1-0 (31) 

Mariners 1-0 (19) 

Pink Bunny Rabbits with One Foot 1-0 (0) 

Incredible Randilators 0-1 (0) 

SSS 0-1 (0) 

(number in parentheses is runs scored in favor of that team) 

American League 

Old Man River and the Funky Bunch 1-0 (9) 

The Brew Crew 1-0 (0) 

Bucket Heads 0-1 (6) 

Beer Bums 0-1 (0) 

National League 

Left Field Lu Bums 1-0 (27) 

Holy Hitters 1-0(23) 

Hyper-Hypos 0-1 (9) 

Free Agents 0-1 (9) 

The Thundering Turd 0-1 (2) 



SUNDAY. March 10 

8 a.m. Thundering Turd vs. 


9 a.m. #1 Stunnaz vs. 


10 a.m. The Brew Crew vs. 


11 a.m. Dome Shots vs. Mike 
Piazza's Illegitimate Children 
noon Left Field Lu Bums vs. 

Free Agents 

1 p.m. Pink Bunnys vs. 

Incredible Randilators 

2 p.m. Beer Bums vs. Old 

Man River 

3 p.m. NADS vs. Up In 


4 p.m. Holy Hitters vs. SSS 

Due to a scheduling error, 
there will be no intramural 
basketball games on 
Thursday night. 
For captains that have 
already picked up schedules, 
you will need to pick up a 
corrected schedule from the 
SUB Information desk. They 
will be available at noon 
today. The season will begin 
on Sunday night, March 10. 


from games played 
on Sunday, March 3 

Cesar Costales 

Brionna Morse 

Lyle Hollins 

Cody Owens 

Rachel Eskesen 

Cory Hughes 

John Whiteiey 

Brandon Ghiossi 

Jeff Marsh 

Brendan Garrett 

Chris Hauser 

Dan Carlton 

California Lutheran University 



Volume 42, No. 19 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

March 13, 2002 


Robert Mezey 
poetry recital 

See story page 7 


"A View 

from the Bridge" 


See story page 5 


Baseball and tennis 
undefeated for week 

See stories pages 10,11 

Siblings Weekend, fun for all 

By Rachel Eskesen 

The population of California Lutheran University 
grew by roughly 100 people this weekend as students 
had their siblings and cousins, ages 6-18 visit campus 
to attend Siblings Weekend 

"It's a fun way to get people out to CLU," 
Pederson Hall president, Kirsten Zewers said. 

Registration began in the Student Union Building 
at 5 p.m. Friday evening. The siblings received a pack- 
et with a name tag, agenda, emergency contact sheet 
and three meal tickets. 

First on the list of weekend activities was the 
Friday Club Lu event: Golf-n-Stuff. Students lined up 
early to get their free miniature golfing passes, how- 
ever siblings were required to pay separately if they 
wanted to participate. By 9:25 p.m. 150 students had 
their free tickets. 

Saturday morning most of the students and sib- 
lings slept in and did not take advantage of the break- 
fast offered in the hall lounges. Tables and chairs were 

set out in Buth Park to provide the siblings and stu- 
dents with lunch before they began the day's activities. 
Siblings were provided with many on campus events 
to attend, including the home Softball and baseball 
games and Wacky Wild Hall Olympics. 

Wacky Wild Hall Olympics was a competition 
between halls, which consisted of seven events and a 
T-shirt contest. 

"[The competition is] like Double Dare; you get 
icky and have fun," said head of the programming 
Committee of RHA, Bobbi Jo Cyr. 

Thompson Hall started out in the lead with a vic- 
tory in the T-shirt contest. Over 100 siblings, students 
and administrators came out on the sunny afternoon to 
participate and watch the events. 

Several events included some sort of hurried eat- 
ing, the most notorious being the "scarf and barf." In 
this relay event, a team sent one participant at a time to 
run across Kingsmen Park and reach into a brown 
paper bag and eat whatever he or she pulled out. Items 

Please see SIBLINGS, Page 3 

Photograph by Nicole Hackbarth 

The dish soap slip-and-slide got students wet and soapy for 
some good, clean fun. 

Photograph by Nicole Hackbarth 
Sophomore Laura Rodgers satisfies her sweet tooth with some 
whipcream pie. 

Photograph by Nicole Hackbarth 

The residents of Old West showed a little skin for the T-shirt decorating contest dur- 
ing Wacky Wild Hall Olympics, sponsored by RHA. Best T-shirt design was one of 
the contests that the halls competed in for the coveted Spirit Stick. 

CLU maintains reputation as good school for Hispanics 

By Lisa Radberg 


California Lutheran University was 
selected for the sixth successive year as one of 
the best schools for Hispanics in America by 
"The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education." 
The results were listed in the magazine's Nov. 
19 issue of last year. 

Based on a comprehensive survey of 
more than 2,500 institutions across the coun- 
try, the annual list presents colleges and uni- 
versities that offer "outstanding opportunities 
to Hispanic students," wrote "Hispanic 
Outlook" publisher, Jos£ L6pez-Isa. 

Sophomore Alberto Villagomez, presi- 
dent of the Latin American Student 
Organization on campus, said many Hispanic 
students at CLU would like to know what cri- 
teria were used in the selection process, as 
they feel CLU is not such an outstanding 
school for Hispanics. 

"CLU is a great school, but it is very dif- 
ficult to feel comfortable at times when 
actions of some students still exhibit their 
stereotypical and discriminatory views of 
Latinos," said Villagomez, who is a double 
major in business administration and English. 

"Still, there are some Latino students 
who do feel very comfortable at CLU and 

enjoy being here," he added 

In fall 2001, 12 percent of students 
enrolled in the traditional undergraduate pro- 
gram at CLU were Hispanic, according to 
Lynda Paige Fulford, director of public infor- 
mation at CLU. 

Villagomez said many Hispanic students 
in the Thousand Oaks community are 
unaware of CLU's existence. He, for one, had 
never heard about CLU until he joined the 
Upward Bound Program in high school, 
which assisted him in the college application 

"CLU is at a disadvantage because it is a 
private Lutheran university and may not 

appear to be an option for many Latino stu- 
dents because of the costs of a private univer- 
sity or due to the religious affiliation of the 
school," said Villagomez. 

However, organizations such as LASO 
offer plenty of opportunities for Hispanic stu- 
dents to participate in cultural events. The cel- 
ebration of Dia De Los Muertos, Las Posadas 
and Encuentros are a few such events. Last 
semester's events, sponsored by Multicultural 
Programs, included salsa lessons, a barbeque 
in Kingsmen Park, an appreciation dinner for 
CLU employees and volunteering at the Red 
Cross Thanksgiving Dinner, to mention a few. 

The Echo 


March 13, 2002 

a clu peek at this week 


march 13 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Church Council Meeting 
Chapel Lounge 
7:30 p.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


march 14 

FCA Meeting 
Nygreen 1 
7 p.m. 

Basketball Intramurals 


8 p.m. 


Student Union Building 

10 p.m. 


march 15 

Club Lu 

Fashion Show and Play for Pay 

9 p.m. 


march 17 

Intramural Softball 
Softball Fields 

Worship Service 
Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 

Hawaiian Club Meeting 

8 p.m. 

Intramural Basketball 


8 p.m. 


march 18 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 2 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 2 
6:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Res. Hall Association 
Nygreen 2 
8:30 p.m. 


march 19 

Lenten Devotional Service 


5 p.m. 

Overton Hall 


/IF Meetin 
7 p.m. 

Word Up Bible Study 
Chapel Lounge 

8 p.m. 

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The 2002 CLU Film Studies 
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first 1 00 years of film history. 
Experience these masterpieces 
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March 13, 2002 


The Echo 3 

CLU faculty plan alterations to 
Global Studies requirement 

By Likiesha Edwards 


California Lutheran University faculty 
held a meeting on Feb. 11, 2002, to discuss 
changes to the Global Studies requirement to 
take place in the near future. The plan is to 
shorten the two-course requirement to a one- 
course requirement; in other words, changing 
it from a two semester course to only a one 
semester course. No changes will be definite 
until the next meeting on March 1 1 , 2002. 


A weekend of 


■ Continued from Page l 

varied from a juice box to Vienna Sausages 
and Spam. The judges watched to ensure that 
each item was chewed, but turned their heads 
as the contestants spit out their items after 
returning to their lines. 

"It tastes gross but I didn't mind taking 
one for the team," said sophomore Kyle Wells, 
who was lucky enough to pick the Spam for 
the Old West team. His effort, combined with 
the rest of Old West's team, paid off. because 
after chugging milk and eating cookies, slid- 
ing through creek run-off water and soap, 
playing tug-o-war over pinto beans and eating 
plates of canned whipped cream, Old West 
Hall captured the victory with 35 points. 

"This is the first time that Old West has 
won the spirit stick since I can remember," 
said Michael D. Fuller, associate dean of stu- 
dents and director of student programs. 

Saturday evening, Thompson, Pederson, 
Mt. Clef and Apartment Lounges were 
assigned an age group to provide activities for. 
Ages 9- 1 2 met in the Pederson Lounge, where 
hula-hooping, pool, dancing, Uno and cookie 
decorating were provided by Pederson hall 
council. Thompson and Pederson had the best 
turnout for the Saturday night games. 

Siblings Weekend provided a chance for 
students to bring their relatives out to experi- 
ence life at CLU. 

"It was especially great seeing the sib- 
lings participate in the Wacky Wild Hall 
Olympics; it's a good idea to put the two 
events together," Thompson Hall Programmer 
Beckie Lewis said. 

Maria Kohnke, head registrar at 
California Lutheran University said that there 
are a number of reasons for the proposed 

"The biggest reason is logistical issues: 
Offering enough courses for students who 
need it. We have not decided how the one 
course will work or if there is a special list or 
combination that will need to be considered. 
The proposal offers a number of options, with 
a list of courses and specialized courses for 
review. Although nothing will be definite until 

March, we hope the change will do some 
good," Kohnke said. 

Students had varying opinions about the 
change, mostly based on whether they had 
taken the course yet. 

"It is always upsetting to take something 
and then you turn around and it gets changed," 
said sophomore Amanda Horn. 

"I think it's a bad idea, because I am not 
sure what you can go over in one year. It 
would depend on what the subject was and if 
the material would be interesting and have 

enough content," she added. 

Most students were open to the change or 

"Two classes are cool, and it would not 
matter. As long as we learn," said sophomore 
Nicole Van Tilborg. 

"It would not matter to me," said sopho- 
more Victoria Reinhardt. 

"I think it would be kind of neat to see 
how things work together. But you will have 
people who are going to say that they don't 
like it," sophomore Cora Crenwelge said. 

Photograph by Lani Green 

Sophomore Pamela Clark, pictured here with her friend, 
sophomore Deanna Dean's younger sister, went to Club 
Lu's Golf n'Stuff event last Friday. 

Photograph by Lani Green 

Pictured: Senior Michael Berg and his brother Brian, 
spent this weekend together, hanging out and playing 

Photograph by Lani Green 

Many students and their visitors just spent time hanging out. Karen Thompson, sopho- 
more, spent some time with her cousin playing fooseball in the apartment lounge. 

.......... ..... 

The Admissions Office is looking for 
Presidential Hosts and a 
Presidential Coordinator 

Presidential Coordinator 

Presidential Hosts 

Hosts are students who 
volunteer to give tours and 
assist with special admis- 
sions events. You must 
have at least sophomore 
status and a deep love for 

Applications due 4/5/02 

Employment oppourtimity,. 

10-15 hours a week. 

Schedule and coordinate 

campus visits, Pres. Hosts & 

Team Hospitality, and special 

events. Must be at least a 


Applications due 4/3/02 

Applications available in the Admissions 
Office and the SUB. For more info call x3138 

The Echo 


March 13, 2002 

Programs Board 
distributes extra 
club funding 

By Kim Nelli 

California Lutheran University's Programs 
Board met Monday, March 4, to discuss the dis- 
tribution of an extra $700 in the ciub funds 
account. The funds are currently allocated to 1 1 
clubs on campus. The clubs have been made 
aware of the extra funding and were asked if any 
money was needed. Six clubs turned in propos- 
als asking for a total of $885. Sara Hartley, an 
officer of the Programs Board said, 

"Specifics were supposed to be in the pro- 
posal, to take the proposal into consideration." 

"We should come up with the extra $185 
and give all the clubs the money they need I'm 
a spender." said Josh Kramer, an officer of the 
Programs Board. 

"Why do we need to spend the $700; what 
clubs realistically need it?" another representa- 
tive asked. 

The conflict continued through the meeting 
as the board discussed the issue for almost an 
hour. Another representative suggested that not 
all of the money needs to be spent on the clubs 
who sent in a proposal. 

"All of our activities are under-budgeted 
and could use more money, " Nicole Hackbarth 

The board went through the list of clubs 

that sent in a proposal and took a vote on which 
clubs would receive money and how much. 

"Consider giving money to all the clubs, 
but not exactly what they wanted," Hartley sug- 

Brothers and Sisters United requested 
$150 for an all-campus beach party in April was 
put on hold as the board agreed the proposal was 
not well planned. The Future Teacher's Club 
wanted $60 for reimbursement for gas for a trip 
to a teaching supply store in Santa Barbara and 
was granted $30. 

Because the Gay Straight Alliance and 
German Club are new clubs and did not receive 
the $100 in the beginning of the year, a repre- 
sentative said, "They are new clubs so we should 
try to give them a lot" 

GSA was awarded $250, the sum request- 
ed for a week of educational programs from 
April 8-12, while the German Club received 
$100 of the $200 requested for an outing to the 
Alpine Village Restaurant 

Latin American Students Organization 
received $150 for Encuentros week and United 
Students of the World asked $75 be allocated 
toward the World Faire and dinner program it 

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wait for BSU's new proposal before any money 
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RHA discusses RAs 
and budget at meeting 

By April Vodden 

At the March 4 meeting of RHA noted 
the recent recognition of CLU's government 
and Residence Hall staff. Stine Gdegard, 
National Residence Hall honorary, reported 
that the Pederson Reunion won the regional 
Program of the Month award and Jenny 
Brydon won the regional RA of the Month 

"We have won seven regional awards in 
five months, and that's awesome," said 

Discussion of the RHA budget picked up 
where it had left off the previous week, with 
a discussion on the Senior RA Club Lu event. 
Senior RA Margaret Miller attended the 
meeting to inform RHA on their progress. 
The event will be a Monte Carlo Night in the 
SUB on April 19. Although the upcoming 
event is similar to the Frat Bash held last 
semester, the senior RAs feel that many stu- 
dents were not aware of the Monte Carlo 
aspect of the event. They feel that turnout for 
previous Monte Carlo events were good, and 
think their event will draw in a large amount 

RHA continued to discuss the budget for 
the remainder of the meeting, and decided to 

Senate seeks funds 
for athletic equipment 

table the discussion until the next meeting. 

RHA continued their discussion of the 
budget and finalized plans for Siblings 

Michele Thompson, RHA director, 
reported that currently there are 68 siblings 
signed up for the weekend, with most of the 
siblings visiting students in Mount Clef and 
Pederson halls. 

RHA programmer, Bobbi Jo Cyr, report- 
ed that the lists of rules were made available 
for Wacky Wild Hall Olympics. The hall pro- 
grammers were busy trying to encourage as 
many people as they could to sign up in their 
halls for Wacky Wild Hall Olympics, as well 
as designing their T-shirts for the competition. 
Some of the events planned included a pie- 
eating contest, suds-n-slide, and scarf-n-barf. 

"We have a lot of fun events this year. I 
am excited about the tug of war competition, 
with the east side of campus versus the west," 
said Hana Albarran, new west programmer. 

New West Hall president Casey 
Fetkenhier is taking the competition very 

"Our goal is to go out there, be violent, 
and be physical. We will dominate over our 
opponents. The weak will perish, and the 
strong will triumph," said Fetkenhier. 

By Ejn-ily Holden 

The senate meeting held on March 4, 
2002, included updates on two projects involv- 
ing athletics. One project is currently being 
completed and the other is to be completed 
before the end of the year. 

The athletics committee has been looking 
into the inadequacies of the exercise science 
equipment and is still trying to find possible 
ways to purchase equipment for the depart- 
ment. Senators talked to Dr. Brint about getting 
some of the educational and academic funds to 
go toward buying equipment for classes. 

"We are looking into making one more 
major purchase this year, such as a curtain that 
could be used to divide the gym into two sec- 
tions," said senior senator Nathan Miller. 

The athletic pictures to be hung in the 
SUB are, most likely, going to be completed 
just after spring break. The pictures are cur- 

rently being framed at Aaron Brothers 
Framing and once they are done, will be hung 
under the jerseys above the mailboxes. 

"This is a project that has meant a lot to 
me because I feel the athletes should receive 
the same amount of support on the 'Wall of 
Fame' as the peer advisors and area residence 
coordinators," said junior senator Natalie 
Roberts, who also headed this project 

Senators also discussed possible changes 
to the constitution that would put aside 
ASCLU government money toward general 
expenditures. This bill would take a total of 
$1,000 out of the three boards to pay for gov- 
ernment items such as printers, when they 
need to be replaced, and other office supplies 
that government members need to get their 
jobs done. Senators discussed the positive and 
negative aspects of such a change and the bill 
ultimately failed because there is already a 
general expenditures fund for items such as 

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Mainstage Theater 
presents "A View 
from the Bridge" 

The Echo 5 

By Teresa Olson 


The drama department's latest feature 
performance, "A View From the Bridge," 
by Arthur Miller, succeeded in blowing the 
audience away. The play, directed by Ken 
Gardner, included star performances by 
Andrew Gratt, Haley White, Jaquelynne 
Fontaine, Paul Benz, Jacob Nannery and 
Tyler Miles. 

The romantic chemistry between 
Jaquelynne Fontaine (Catherine) and Paul 
Benz (Rodolpho) was incredibly realistic. 
Their performance had the audience in 
awe as each line was uttered without fault. 

Showing their mastery of acting, Paul 
Benz and Jacob Nannery both spoke with 
very stunning and believable Italian 

"I thought they cast Jaquelynne and 
Paul perfectly, the chemistry between the 
two was one of many excellent features of 
the play." said freshman Gwen Guderjohn. 

The play opened with a tired long- 
shore worker named Eddie coming home 
to his wife, Beatrice, and his almost 18- 
year-old niece, Catherine. Slowly the plot 
thickens as two illegal immigrants, 
nephews of Beatrice, come to live with the 

When Catherine falls in love with 
Rudolpho, the younger nephew, Eddie 
becomes outraged and is forced to ques- 
tion his forbidden attraction to his neice. 

"I though that the performance was 
very well done. At times I forgot that these 
were students, acting in a play, and not an 
actual Brooklyn family," said freshman 
Krissy Ellsemore. 

A scene from the play "A View From the Bridge, 
Jacquelynne Fontaine. 

Photograph courtesy of Ken Gardner 
" with Paul Benz and 

Restaurant review: Buca di Beppo 

By Jannette Jauregui 


Universal City Walk, Hollywood, has 
14 sit-down restaurants to choose from, all 
with a variety of foods. A top pick and def- 
inite recommendation is the family-style 
Italian cuisine found at Buca di Beppo. 

City Walk is among the most popular 
destinations in Southern California. Aside 
from having Universal Studios as a neigh- 
bor, it offers a variety of shops, restaurants 
and entertainment for those who visit. 

Located to the right of the Hard Rock 
Cafe's main entrance is a somewhat hid- 
den but just as worthy a restaurant called 
Buca di Beppo. The theme there is similar 

to that of the Olive Garden's "Once you're 
here you're family," but this restaurant 
provides food that surpasses the best of 
what Olive Garden has to offer. 

Two levels of dining area make up 
this restaurant. Each table has an Italian 
theme, such as the Pope's table, with pic- 
tures, paintings and knick-knacks that 
relate to the theme. There is even a kitchen 
table that is actually in the kitchen (the 
only one of its kind in the restaurant). Oh 
yes, the bathrooms are themed, as well. 

Upon being seated, guests' attentions 
are directed to the closest wall where a 
community menu hangs. This menu is for 
all in the area to share and includes every- 
thing from fried calamari as an appetizer 

to homemade ravioli al pomodoro. Of 
course, there are also several varieties of 
pizzas available. The atmosphere is very 
friendly and the service is among the best. 

The prices range from $6.95-$I3.95 
for appetizers, $5.95-$12.95 for desserts, 
S7.95-S19.95 for entrees and S.50-S10.95 
: for side dishes. 

The prices are not for a single serving. 
The food is prepared Italian style, which 
means that the portions are huge. An order 
of the very tasty garlic mashed potatoes as 
a side order could easily serve at least 
three people. 

There are a few limitations to eating at 
Buca di Beppo. Since portions are large, it 
is often the case that a group dining 

together must agree on one or two dishes 
to order so that no food is wasted, unless 
the group has a very big appetite. The 
restaurant is also not very vegetarian- 
friendly. There are, however, four pizzas 
available with no meat and several appe- 
tizers, salads and side orders, as well. 
Almost all of the pasta sauces include 

Those looking for a quiet meal should 
make reservations elsewhere. Buca di 
Beppo can be loud, but the noise often 
comes from guests visiting and servers 

Buca di Beppo is an overall great 
experience and an excellent part of City 

Help the campus network 
by following the guidelines 

Over the last several years a number 
of "peer-to-peer" applications have been 
developed that allow users to participate in 
a "file sharing community." These appli- 
cations let users share music/audio/video 
files with anyone else running the same 
application. Most of these applications 
automatically share files from the user's 
disk to other users, worldwide, if the user 
does not take specific actions to prevent it. 
This sharing of files consumes a vast 
quantity of bandwidth, makes heavy 
demands on the university's network, and 
violates the CLUnet Computer Use Policy 
regarding reasonable use of system 
resources. Potentially more serious is the 
issue of sharing copyrighted materials 
without a license pursuant to the Digital 
Millennium Copyright Act. Such viola- 
tions subject both the user and the univer- 
sity to legal sanctions. 

Anyone using applications such as 
KaZaA or BearShare while on the univer- 
sity's network (including its modem pool) 
should change program default settings to 
prevent acting as a provider of unlicensed 
materials. Removing the application is 
another alternative. Those choosing not to 
remove the application should immediate- 
ly establish default settings to ensure that 
file sharing is disabled. (Those violating 

policy would do well to avoid dark alleys 
as ISSy has methods of enforcing CLU 
"tech law.") 

Instructions for disabling file sharing 
in KaZaA: 

•Select Options from the Tools menu. 

•In the Options window, select the 
Traffic tab and check the box marked 
Disable sharing of files with other KaZaA 

•Instructions for disabling file sharing 
in BearShare: 

•Select the Uploads tab from the main 
BearShare menu. 

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Campus Quotes 

What is your favorite band? 

Clark Bufrman, freshman, women's stud- Lindsay Elliot, freshman, communication Tommy Guindon, freshman, business 

"My favorite band is Pantera because 
my favorite song in the whole wide world 
is 'Cemetery Gates' and Dimebag Darrell 
kicks butt." 

"My favorite band is Thrice because 
of their musical talents and unique lyrics. 
My favorite song is 'A Torch to End All 

"My favorite band is Ataris because 
of their musical style and the lyrics. My 
favorite song is called 'Hey Kid."' 

James Speitel, sophomore, physics 

"My favorite band is the Eagles 
because they play really relaxing music 
and it always gets me in a good mood." 

Jennifer Olsen, junior, geology 

"Pantera is my favorite band because 
it sounds good and 1 like the beat. My 
favorite song is called, 'Hostile.'" 

Christin Newby, junior, pyschology 

"My favorite band is Savage Garden 
because my favorite song is 'Truly, 
Madly, Deeply.'" 

Chris Lugo, freshman, history 

"My favorite band is Sublime 
because their lyrics are real and the sound 
is exciting. My favorite song is '40 oz. to 

Abe Choi, junior, business 

"My favorite band is Third Day 
because the lyrics are awesome and [the 
lyrics] glorify God. My favorite song is 
called 'Love Song.'" 

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The Echo 7 

English dept. 
presents poet 
Robert Mezey 

By Pamela Hunnicut 

The California Lutheran University 
English department presented Robert 
Mezey, a famous poet, who came to cam- 
pus to give a lecture and host a poetry 
reading last Monday, March 4. 

Mezey's lecture, titled "Poetry as 
Starship: Language and Image, Past and 
Present," took place in the Samuelson 
Chapel at 10 a.m. That evening, Mezey 
hosted a poetry reading in Overton Hall, 
where he read from his book titled 
"Collected Poems," which was published 
in 2000. Robert Mezey's poems, prose 
and translations have been appearing since 
1953 in numerous journals, textbooks and 
anthologies. Translations of his work have 
been published in countries all over the 

world, including Italy, Israel, Spain and 
the former Yugoslavia. 

His books of verse include "Collected 
Poems," "Evening Wind," (which was 
awarded a P.E.N, prize and the Bassine 
Citation) "The Lovemaker," "White 
Blossoms," "A Book of Dying" and "The 
Mercy of Sorrow." 

Mezey has been the recipient of the 
Robert Frost Prize, which is an award 
from the American Academy of Arts and 
Letters. He has recieved fellowships from 
the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the 
Guggenheim Foundation and the 
Endowment for the Arts. 

Mezey has given numerous readings 
and lectures at major universities, confer- 
ences, and literary festivals throughout the 
United States and Europe over the past 
four decades. 

Phish releases 12 concerts 
on CD during long hiatus 

By Brett Rowland 


Photograph courtesy of Elektra Entertainment 
The band members of Phish, from left to right: Mike Gordon, Trey Anastasio, 
John Fishman and Page McConnell. 

famous, much-loved tease from the theme I 
song of the popular cartoon, "The 
Simpsons," to which the crowd enthusias- 
tically answers with a resounding "D'oh!" 
(Consequently, Phish is expected to appear I 
on an upcoming "Simpsons" episode air- 
ing on April 7, 2002.) 

After the "Run Like an Antelope" I 
jam, the band wanders through "Also 
Sprach Zarathustra," an Eumir Deodato 
cover song from the soundtrack to the 
movie, "2001: A Space Odyssey." 
Following this, singer and guitarist for the 
band, Trey Anastasio, tells a comedic story 
about an old man and his dog, Harpua, that 
culminates with Anastasio commanding 
the audience to look up at the Shoemaker- 
Levy Comet, which was actually crashing 
into Jupiter as the band was playing that 

The CD also includes drummer John I 
Fishman playing a vacuum solo (yes, a 
real vacuum) during the song "N20," and 
an encore with the song "Suzy | 

The incredible set list, as well as the | 
band's awesome jams throughout the con- 
cert, make this CD one of the greatest live I 
Phish recordings of all time. 

Phish fans will have to hang on to I 
recordings of past shows like this one until I 
the band members converge on stage once | 

The jam band par-excellence, Phish, 
went on a long-needed hiatus two years 
ago after 17 years of constant touring, 10 
studio albums, one music video and zero 
top 10 hits. Despite the band's lack of 
mainstream media attention, it has 
acquired millions of "phanatical phans." 

In October 2001, in an attempt to 
appease their fan's cravings for live music, 
Phish released the first six of 12 live con- 
certs on CD (the second six are expected 
to be on store shelves on April 16, 2002). 
An important addition to any Phish fan's 
collection, these CDs provide fans with 
sound-board quality recordings of some of 
the band's best concerts. 

Perhaps the greatest of these first six 
released CDs is the recording of Phish at 
the Sugarbush Summerstage in North 
Fayston, Vt. (Live Phish, Volume 02). 
Considered by many avid fans to be the 
superior concert of the band's 1994 sum- 
mer tour, the concert took place on- Sept. 
16 in Phish's home state of Vermont. The 
show was recorded onto three CDs which 
feature premium jamming in songs such as 
"Run Like an Antelope," "Harry Hood" 
and "Stash." For instance, before the 
spaced-out jam oP'Run Like an Antelope" 
reaches its climax, the band sneaks in its 

Photograph by Candice Worthen 

Poet Robert Mezey reading his poems in Overton Hall last week during a 
poetry reading hosted by the CLU English department. 

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March 27, 2002 
April 3, 2002 
May 15, 2002 

By Michele Hatler 


As a small, private university, our ath- 
letic program is not what makes us known. 
We do have some exceptional teams and 

athletes, but it is not the most important 
thing to CLU. In the whole scheme of 
things, not many Division III athletes 
make it to the professional leagues. I think 
that this is a positive thing. 

High schools and larger universities 
focus on athletics. Politics and money get 
involved and it becomes a nightmare for 
the student athletes. There is no more fun; 
it's all about winning. CLU does appreci- 
ate its athletes, but academic merit is 
rewarded before athletic merit. 

The intramural program on campus is 
a great way to get around the sports world 
that can sometimes be so corrupt. 
Intramurals is one of the most successful 
student programs on campus. It gets stu- 

dents involved as participants and as spec- 

Instead of competitive coaches and 
stress you have friendly competition 
between classmates. You don't have to be 
a star athlete to play and it's not a huge 
commitment in your life. You can enjoy 
playing a sport you like with your friends 
and not have to worry about beating the 
best team to get you out of running 30 
extra laps. 

I think more students would get 
involved if a few more sports were 
offered. Volleyball would be a good one. 
I've heard students mention this before. 
Intramurals is something everyone can get 
involved in some way or another. 

Letter to the Editor 

Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24, after a beautiful program 
played by three of CLU's music faculty, concert-goers were 
greeted by the basest of human nature, bigotry. Inserted in the 
driver's side of the automobile windows parked near the 
Administration Building were the calling cards of hatred 
placed there by the so called "National Alliance." In blatant, 
racist terms, the cards voiced a sentiment in terms one would 
believe had been discredited by the shameful course of the last 
century: "That no multi-racial society is a healthy society," 
"That if the White race is to survive we must unite our people 

on the basts of common blood...," etc. This is a Lutheran 
school, founded, supported and governed by a church which 
has been a leader in speaking out against bigotry in America. 
As such, there can only be zero tolerance at CLU for intoler- 
ance, whether it be religious, sexual, cultural or racial. If any- 
one has any information about the distribution of these cards, 
please call the administration offices of the university imme- 

Dr. Ernst F. Tonsing 

Professor of Religion and Greek 

Staff Editorial 

By Laura Trevino 


The Ultimate Hangover 

Midnight pizza parties, movie 
marathons and pulling 'all-nighters' 
before a big exam are just a few favorite 
college traditions. Dangerous binge 
drinking is another. With spring break 
just around the corner, getting drunk and 
the best places to do it are on over 60 
percent of college students' minds. 
However, there is very little emphasis on 
the deadly reality of overconsumption. 

There is a tremendous link between 
alcohol abuse and fatal car crashes, STD 
transfers (including HIV infection), date 
rape and criminal arrests. American 
Medical Assn. reports prove that over 50 
percent of college students admit to 
drinking more than five drinks at a time. 
Alcohol is also involved in 66 percent of 
student suicides, and is present in one 

but of four student deaths. Drinking 
causes students to skip school and fall 
behind rn assignments. 

Every year too many college stu- 
dents die from alcohol-related accidents. 
In June '97, Elizabeth Wakulich died 
after being dared to drink a quart of 
liquor that consisted of more than 53 
percent alcohol. She vomited, went into 
a coma and died that same night. There 
are thousands of incidences in which 
drinking has killed underage consumers 
on college campuses from falling down 
stairs and off of balconies and roofs. 

Cameron Brett wasn't even found 
until the day after a big party, when he 
fell to his death while scaling a wall 
while intoxicated. No one even noticed 
that he fell until friends discovered his 
limp body the following morning in the 
bushes. Individuals have passed out and 
choked on their own vomit and died. 
Not to mention, the regular cases of stu- 

dents' young bodies that just give into 
alcohol and are powerless to its effects. 
They may wake up in a hospital or 
worse, not wake up at all. 

Spring break is a few weeks away. 
It is a fact that with beer companies 
spending over $20 million on advertis- 
ing toward college drinking styles, that 
this year's festivities will be more than 
just exciting. There will be hundreds of 
avoidable deaths during this vacation 
alone, as well as countless rapes, over- 
doses, broken bones and arrests. 

Is it all worth it? And will any of 
us even remember the evening when it 
is all over and done with? 

Think responsibly and keep your- 
self and your friends safe. Stop people 
who are getting out of hand, and don't 
let your loved ones get behind the 
wheel or crawl up on a roof to show 
off. You may be saving their life and 


Echo Staff 

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Yvette Ortiz 

Brooke Peterson 

Alison Robertson 


Cory Hughes 

Claire Dalai 

Nicole Biergiel 

Brett Rowland 

Melissa Dora 

Katie Bashaw 

Eric Ingemunson 

Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 

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itself. However, the staff acknowledges that opinions 
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March 13, 2002 


The Echo 9 

Is environmentalism bad for business? 

By Bret Rumbeck 

After struggling with a topic this 
week, along with a few midterms, and 
losing this article after my computer 
crashed, we finally decided on the new 
Rumble in the Jungle: The 
Environment vs. Businesses. Don 
King is not sponsoring this fight, and 
the Las Vegas odds aren't on my AOL 
Ncwsticker yet, so let us know who 
you think should come out on top. 

Remember a few years back when 
the spotted owl argument was plaster- 
ing California papers? As an ignorant 
high school kid, 1 thought the entire 
environmental fight was between a 
bunch of long-haired hippies and some 
guys with some chain saws or a big oil 

This week's topic is the environ- 
mentalist ideology. Any sensible 
human being realizes that there is a 
need, to a certain extent, to care for 
the planet of which we have been 
named stewards. On top of it being 
our role, it's also plain-old-good com- 
mon sense. Now what is not good 
common sense is worrying about the 
environment at the expense of the 
well-being of humans and of human 

To all the radical vegan, tree-spik- 
ing, lab-burning, vandalizing, murder- 
ing environmentalist extremists out 
there who think it is worth destroying 
businesses, jobs and lives to save a bit 
of forest, you are wrong. Your cause is 
hollow and you are a disgrace to the 
environment you are trying so hard to 
justify saving. Stop trying to kill lum- 
berjacks, chaining yourselves to trees, 

barrel. However, after a closer exami- 
nation, the long-haired hippies actual- 
ly made more sense than the business- 
men and the lumberjacks. 

First of all, take a look at what 
trees are used for. The paper you're 
reading, the toothpicks in the Caf, and 
the framing for new buildings on cam- 
pus are a handful of uses for wood. I 
can see an argument for building mate- 
rials. We can't start making houses out 
of straw and leaves; our childhood sto- 
ries taught us this fact. However, 
toothpicks are not a legitimate reason 
to kill off endangered species and flat- 
tening a 500 year old forest. Billy Ray 
Cyrus may tell you differently, but we 
should never take advise from some- 
one who wears a mullet. 

With today's technology, we can 
make paper products out of many dif- 
ferent materials. Most everything is 
made from 25 percent recycled materi- 
al or some other organic source. But 
what about using hemp as a paper 
source? Looking back on history, 
hemp was used for almost everything. 
The first re-discoverers of America 
floated here on their ships using hemp 
sails, the Founding Fathers used hemp 
paper to write the Constitution and the 
Bill of Rights on and hemp was used 

pouring sugar in lumberjacks' gas 
tanks, spray-painting peoples' coats, 
and making general nuisances of 
yourselves. Most Americans value the 
strength and expansion of the national 
economy, their family's well-being, 
and a steady supply of buildings to 
work and live in, over the plight of a 
few trees. Nobody wants to hear what 
you are saying because what you are 
saying has no relevance to the real 
world. In the real world, it is more 
important to feed your family than to 
worry about whether this year's crop 
is leeching nutrients from the soil; it is 
more important to build people new 
homes than worry about the animals 
who once lived in the trees from 
which the homes were built. 

The environment is without a 
doubt in need of protection, but it 
seems that some people are simply 
incapable of getting their priorities 
straight. Perhaps this problem runs 
deeper than it seems; what kind of 
society breeds the notion that while a 
baby should be murdered at his moth- 
er's convenience because he poses a 
threat to her painstakingly extrapolat- 
ed and arguably fabricated penumbral 
"constitutional" right to privacy, it is 
not only worthwhile but actually 
moral to destroy the property and 
livelihoods of other humans in order 
to "save" a tree? It saddens me to 
think of the twisted rationale that goes 

for rope making during World War II. 
Unfortunately, somebody, probably 
the logging industry, has convinced 
America that hemp products are 
worthless. Obviously, the use of hemp 
instead of wood for papermaking 
would bankrupt the logging industry 
and put many lumberjacks out of a job. 

For some mysterious reason, 
human beings have a destructive qual- 
ity about them. We've killed off more 
plants and animals to benefit our exis- 
tence for thousands of years. We've 
flattened out all the rolling hills and 
forests for track housing and a 
Starbuck's on every corner in 
America. The question is why? We've 
been brainwashed to think that human 
expansion is a very positive idea and 
necessary to our survival. We build to 
keep our economy going. 
Constructing new roads makes our 
commute into Los Angeles easier. 
Expansion is fine, but destroying an 
ecology so a people can live just a 
stone's throw from Interstate Five, or 
don't want to sit in traffic is not neces- 
sary for human existence. 

In a previous article, I touched a 
bit on energy and how our current 
president wants to depend on oil and 
coal to heat our homes and run our 

through a radical environmentalist's 
mind when he/she is horrified at the 
fate of a fine old redwood tree being 
chopped down, or the killing of an 
alligator for its skin, but watches the 
news on television and utters not one 
sympathetic note for victims of war 
and murder. 

The disturbing thing about radical 
environmentalism, I think, is (ration- 
ale aside) the hypocrisy. I come from 
Northern California and it never ceas- 
es to amaze me, when I am home, how 
many hippies there are who spend 
their spare time terrorizing lumber- 
jacks, but who spend the rest of their 
time driving polluting cars made of 
metal that was mined, burning gaso- 
line and oil from the earth, smoking 
cigarettes made with tobacco from 
huge plantations and wrapped in paper 
manufactured by dumping pollutants 
in some river and living in a building 
that like almost any other building is 
made with huge amounts of dead 

Extreme environmentalism will 
never win the day because radical 
environmentalists will never live up 
to the task of personifying the expec- 
tations that they deign to impose upon 
others. While they are shoving their 
irrational and almost comically non- 
sensical enviro-babble down our gag- 
ging omnivore throats, they are also 
busily striving to convince themselves 

cars. Again, we're killing off ecologi- 
cal systems in Alaska so we can drive 
across the street for a latte. As a socie- 
ty, we should be irritated that the men 
with the money are trampling our 
wilderness areas to protect their 
investment. This isn't about an owl or 
a deer, but an effort to preserve a place 
where we all live. Rather than using 
dirty forms of energy, why not invest 
in finding a way to harness wave or 
solar power? Again, the problem lies 
in Washington, DC, where an oil com- 
pany has bought practically every 
politician. Both the president and the 
vice-president are former oil execu- 
tives who are making huge profits by 
placing their oil derricks off the 
California coast and in our national 

Ok... so I got a bit off track for a 
few paragraphs. The whole argument 
of man versus nature will always boil 
down to the rich elite against animals 
in a forest. Evolution wasn't meant to 
work in this fashion. We may be the 
first mammals to wear pants, but this 
does not give us the right to destroy 
everything we see to make a few 
bucks. If you're still confused, listen to 
Pearl Jam's, "Do the Evolution," or 
email me at 

that they are good environmentalists 
because somehow the facts that they 
are vegetarians (so someone else is 
eating the cow, not them) and that they 
recycle (so the glass can be melted 
down with more pollutants to be made 
into more bottles) raise them above 
normal non-hippie societal drones 
like, well, everyone else. ' 

A word to the wise; if you are 
going to join a radical movement 
make sure it is one you can back up by 
walking the walk after you talk the 

In a world where every piece of 
clothing, every drop of fuel and ounce 
of metal, every bite of food or sip of 
juice must inherently, by the nature of 
that world, come from the destruction 
of some part of nature, perhaps it 
would be more worth your while to 
find something useful to do instead of 
spending all your time sounding off to 
yourself about the injustice of it all. 
And besides, all the imagined grati- 
tude of the cute little animals and the 
elegant green plants isn't going to do 
you any good in the end anyway, if 
you really think about it- and they 
they taste good. 

Comments can be sent inorgani- 
cally via electricity produced by tons 
of burnt fuel at your artificially, toxi- 
cally manufactured unrecycled plastic 
computer console to 


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March 13, 2002 

lose 3 

By John Bona 

Last week the California Lutheran 
University Softball team performed like 
comets streaking across wide open skies. 
This week, those comets came crashing 
back to earth. 

After going two for three against 
Whittier. the Regals have now lost three 
in a row, with all three losses coming at 
the hands of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 

The first of these losses came at 
CMS in a close, hard-fought ball game. 
Winning the game 2-1, Claremont scored 
both their runs off Regal errors. 

The next day at Cal Lutheran, the 
teams squared off again, this time in a 
double header. In the first game, 
Claremont came storming out of the 
blocks, scoring three runs in the first 
inning. Down 4-0 in the bottom of the 
third, junior Erin Neuhaus and sophomore 
Carrie Mitchell scored to put the Regals 
back in striking distance. After Claremont 
added another run in the fifth, the Regals 
got help from junior Kobi Colyar, whose 
score in the bottom of the sixth gave the 
Regals a shot to pull the game out in the 
last inning. However. Claremont refused 
to give up its lead and the Regals came up 
short, 5-3. 

In game two, Claremont once again 
took an early lead, up 1-0 after the first 
inning. In the bottom of the third, the 
Regals managed to tie the game as Carrie 
Mitchell scored off a Claremont error. 
Though Claremont took back the lead in 
the fourth, the Regals tied it up again in 
the sixth when junior Chelsea "The 
Godfather" Barrella doubled to bring in 
freshman Liz Taube, making the score 2-2 
going into the seventh. After Claremont 
squeaked in a run in the top of the inning, 
the Regals failed to answer back, losing 3- 

Shifting away from SCI AC competi- 
tion, the Regals will play in the Fifth 
Annual Sun West Classic at Chapman 
University this weekend. 

Though disapointed with the team's 
record. Senior Jessica Armacost is opti- 
mistic about the upcoming schedule. 

"In our last three games nothing 
really came together for us," Armacost 
said. "We're still working hard though, 
and from this point on, no matter what 
happens, we're going to have fun." 



Photograph by Jessica Newton 
Ryan Cooney saved Friday's game against 
Whittier with a two-run home run in the 
tenth inning to secure Cal Lutheran's first 
win of the weekend. 

Jessica Newton 

Photograph I 

In Saturday's first game against Whittier, Jason Claros 
watches his home run ball sail over the fence. In that game, 
Claros also scored a run and hit two RBIs. 

Pressure from Poets 
can't crack Kingsmen 

By Michelle Loughmiller 

Last week the California Lutheran 
University baseball team had a busy 
schedule, competing in three conference 
games against Whittier College and one 
nonconference game against Culver- 
Stockton College from Missouri. Jhe 
week started out disappointingly when 
the Kingsmen lost 4-6 against Culver- 
Stockton on Tuesday, March 5. After 
coming off a tough loss, the Kingsmen 
were able to pull off three consecutive 
wins against Whittier and remain unde- 
feated in conference. 

The game against Culver-Stockton 
on Tuesday started in CLU's favor with a 
home run from Luke Stajcar on the first 
pitch of the first inning. Culver- 
Stockton was not able to answer back 
until the third inning, when Fernando 
Hernandez hit a solo home run to tie the 
game at 4-4. 

The game remained tied until the 
Uth inning. In this inning CLU made 
three crucial errors that allowed Culver- 
Stockton to score two unearned runs for 
the win. 

Cal Lutheran had a joint effort 
from pitchers Chris Thorgerson, Jason 
Hirsh, Ryan Melvin, Amos Raddatz, 
Justin Keeling and Justin Thomas. 

Taylor Slimak went two for five 
and Luke Stajcar had two runs, a RBI 

and a home run. 

On Friday, March 8, the Kingsmen 
traveled to Whittier College to play the 
first game of a three-game series. The 
Kingsmen were ahead 5-4, but Whittier 
College tied it at 5-5 by scoring a run in 
the bottom of the 8th inning. The game 
continued through 10 innings until CLU 
was able to take the win with a two-run 
home run from Ryan Cooney. The final 
score Was 7-5. 

Cooney went two for four and in 
addition to his home run, he had three 
RBIs. Jeff Meyers went three for five 
and had two doubles. Jason Claros went 
three for five and achieved two doubles 
and two runs. Chris Thogerson threw all 
10 innings and earned eight total strike- 

"It was good to see us bounce back 
from a tough loss on Tuesday and beat 
Whittier," Myers said. 

On Saturday, March 9, the 
Kingsmen played two games against 
Whittier College, this time at home. The 
scores for both games were 8-6 and 5-3. 

In the first game, Jason Claros 
started things off for CLU with a two- 
run home run to give the Kingsmen a 2- 
lead, but the Whittier Poets retook the 
lead by scoring four runs in the third 

In the fifth inning, Cal Lutheran 
fought back by scoring two runs off of a 
home run from Andy Luttrell. 

Slimak went four for four and had 
two runs. Claros went one for four and 
had a home run and two RBIs. Andy 
Luttrell went one for five and had a 
home run and two RBIs. Stajcar went 
three for one with two runs and two 
RBI's. Ryan Melvin pitched eight 
innings and earned four total strikeouts. 
Justin Keeling was brought in to end the 
game and in one inning he earned three 
strikeouts and had only two hits. 

"Everyone contributed and we did 
the little things that we needed to do to 
win the game," said Andy Luttrell. 

In the second game on Saturday 
Whittier put pressure on the Kingsmen 
in the ninth inning with bases loaded and 
only one out At this time. Keeling was 
brought in again to end the game. He 
allowed no earned runs and, under 
immense pressure, he stopped the Poets 
from scoring and contributed to the win 
over Whittier. 

Meyers went two for four and 
earned a home run and a RBI, Brian 
Skaug went one for three and earned one 
run and two RBIs. 

Before Keeling was brought in, 
Jason Hirsh pitched eight innings with 
four strikeouts, and out of 30 batters he 
only allowed eight hits and three earned 

"It was good to see how our team 
reacted in pressure situations. We battled 
until the end," Ryan Melvin said. 

Golf splits week vs. SCIAC 

By Luke Patten 

The California Lutheran University 
men's golf team split their two conference 
matches last week and now find them- 
selves in a four way tie for first place with 
a 3-1 record. 

On Wednesday, March 6, the 
Kingsmen fell to Claremont-Mudd- 
Scripps College by a score of 300-320. 
However, the team was able to turn around 
on Thursday and defeat Whittier College 
by a 3 1 5-36 1 score. 

Coach Lindgren said that the loss on 

Wednesday wasn't due to anything in par- 
ticular, but rather a case of just having a 
bad day. 

"We didn't play as well as I had 
hoped we could play," said Lindgren. "We 
never went on that streak of getting a few 
good shots in a row. We were down by a 
couple strokes after just a few holes." 

Aaron Bondi, who shot a round of 
79, was the low scorer for the Kingsmen 
on Wednesday. The other team members 
that counted in the scoring for CLU were 
Matt Holland (80), Jess Card (80) and 
Jordan Silvertrust (81). Eivind Jordell (85) 
and Randy Cox (87) also participated. 

Lindgren said that the team reacted to 
the loss on Wednesday in a manner that 
was to be expected. 

"They were disappointed. We knew 
we would have to play well to beat those 
guys," said Lindgren. "That was a wake 
up call for us that we needed to get refo- 
cused in practice." 

One of the Kingsmen that did a good 
job of getting himself focused was Cox. 

After shooting a season worst of 87 
on Wednesday, Cox was able to battle high 
winds of up to 30 mph to shoot a season 
best 73 on Thursday, March 7. 

"My ball striking was okay and I did 

good job of scrambling, things like getting 
up and down. 1 wasn't really hitting that 
many good shots," said Cox. 

Coach Lindgren was very pleased 
with Cox's performance, especially when 
taking the circumstances into account. 

"Under those conditions, and when 
you consider that he shot an 87 the day 
before, that was an amazing round of 
golf," said Lindgren. 

Aaron Bondi shot another solid 
round of 78 to help get the victory, while 
Silvertrust (81) and Card (83) rounded out 
the scoring for CLU. Holland (88) and 
Seth Nenaber (93) also were competing. 

March 13, 2002 


The Echo 11 

Regal and Kingsmen 
tennis teams flawless 

By Cassandra Wolf 

Last week, the Regals and Kingsmen 
tennis teams came out on top in all of their 
matches, with most of the victories as 

On March 7, the Regals and the 
Kingsmen both defeated the University of 
Puget Sound, 8- 1 and 7-0, respectively. 

Sophomores Rebecca Hunau and 
Lisa Novajosky, senior Jennifer 
Stoltenberg and junior Laura Snapp and 
senior Stacey Scanlan and sophomore 
Stephanie Perkins all won their doubles 
marches, 8-3. 

In the singles competition, Hunau 
won her match 6-0, 6-1. Novajosky won 
6-2, 6-2. Stoltenberg won 6-2, 7-6. 

Photograph by Erin Cohrs 
Sean Ruitermberg won each of his 
matches this weekend against Puget 
Sound and La Verne. 

Scanlan won 6-0, 6-2. Perkins won 6-2, 7- 

"We're just looking forward to play- 
ing another match," said head coach 
Nancy Garrison. "Every chance we get to 
play is good. [Puget Sound] is unknown to 
me. They're from the Pacific Northwest, 
and they play indoors a lot ... we're so 
used to outdoors, so maybe that will help 
... There's a huge difference between play- 
ing indoors and outdoors. We're dealing 
with wind toady, sun, any kind of things 
that can affect you outside that are there 
and not there [with] an indoor court." 

"I'm actually really excited for 
today's match," said Perkins before the 
match with Puget Sound. "I've heard 
they're a great team ... and I'm hoping that 
we do good." 

Both Garrison and Perkins ranked 
performance as a top priority in the match 
against Puget Sound. 

"[Winning's] not one of our goals," 
said Garrison. "Winning is the secondary 
goal. We discuss it a lot, that we're work- 
ing on performance skills not outcome 
goals, so we're trying to improve all the 

"I've been working a lot on hitting 
[the ball] deeper and playing consistently," 
said Perkins. "I'm hoping to just kind of 
beat it out with [my opponent] and see 
what happens." 

As for Kingsmens' doubles matches, 
junior Arif Hasan and sophomore Jeremy 
Quinlan won 8-5; freshman Quinn 
Calderon and junior Sean Ruitenberg won 
9-8; and sophomore Jacob Manogue and 

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Photograph by Jessica Newton 
Lisa Novajosky won her doubles 
match with teammate Becca Huanu 
and her singles match against Puget 
Sound on Thursday. 

junior Tim Di Leo won 8-2. 

In singles competition, Hasan won 
his matches 6-2, 6-0; Quinlan won in three 
sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2; Calderon also won in 
three sets 4-6, 7-6, 6-3; Ruitenberg won 6- 
2, 6-2; and freshman Andy Porter won 6- 
2, 6-3. In addition to winning his singles 
matches 6-1,6-1, Manogue earned the title 
of "player of the match." 

The next day, the Kingsmen handed 
the University of La Veme a loss of 7-0. 
Hasan, Calderon, Quinlan, Manogue, 
Ruitenberg and Di Leo up-ended their 
opponents in the singles competition. The 
doubles teams of Hasan and Quinlan, and 
Calderon and Ruitenberg won their match- 

"They're [going to] be pretty tough," 
Hasan said of Puget Sound and La Veme. 
"We don't know too much about the team 
from Washington and, because of that fact, 
I'm kind of excited about the match." 

Hasan cited the Kingsmens' cama- 
raderie and the support he receives to his 
personal success and that of the team. 

"We get along really well and every- 
one pushes each other," said Hasan. 
"Everybody wants to do well, everyone is 
getting along better, and we're all pretty 
good players ... The coach I have here 
[head coach Mike Gennette] believes a lot 
in me and he expects a lot. I want to live 
up to that expectation. I've had back prob- 
lems and the trainers have done a lot of 
work with me and supported me." 


Today. March 13 

■Baseball vs. Montclair State 
University (NJ) 2 p.m 

Thursday. March 14 

Golf at Chapman University 

12:30 p.m. 
-Baseball vs. Ithaca College 

2 p.m. 
-Men's tennis vs. Bowdin 

College (ME) 2p.m. 
-Track at Occidental College 
Multi-Event meet 

Friday. March 15 

-Track at Occidental College 

Multi-Event meet 
-Women's tennis vs. Vassar 
College 2 p.m. 

Saturday. March 16 

-Softball at Sun West 

Tourney, hosted by 
Chapman U. 

Sunday. March 17 

Softball at Sun West 

Monday. March 18 

-Golf vs. Chapman at River 
Ridge 12:30 p.m. 

-Baseball at Point Loma 
Nazarene U. 2 p.m. 

Tuesday. March 19 

Baseball vs. University of 
Wisconsin, LaCrosse 2 p.m 

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March 13, 2002 

Individual efforts stand out 
despite losses at track meet 

By Katie Bashaw 

Individual marks were the highlight 
for California Lutheran University at 
Saturday's Southern California 

Intercollegiate Athletic Conference track 
meet at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. 

Competing against last year's top 
two teams, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and 
Pomona-Pitzer, a few Kingsmen and 
Regals showed their personal strengths on 
a young, small team. 

Senior Chelsea Prater placed first in 
the women's 400-meter sprint and, later in 
the day, ran for third in the 200-meter 
sprint, finishing just a tenth of a second 
behind the Athena's second-place finisher. 
Freshman Aubriegh Hutchison crossed the 
line a tenth of a second after Prater for 
fifth place. 

Freshman Jaquie Ramirez finished 
fifth in the 100 meter dash with a tenth of 
a second improvement over her time last 
week at Cal Tech. Marcus Green fin- 
ished fifth for the Kingsmen, with a time 
of 11.45. 

In the 1500-meter race, junior Tom 
Ham was just four seconds behind the 
leader in his 4: 13 third-place finish for the 
Kingsmen. In the women's race, the 
Regals finished three in a row, with fresh- 
man Kristy Fischer in third at 5:13, soph- 
omore Gianina Lomedico in fourth at 5:17 

and sophomore Amanda Klever in 
fifth at 5: 19. 

"Kristy ran a great race," head 
coach Scott Fickerson said. "It was a 
PR for her. which was last set in '99. 
She is well on her way to getting 
back to where she should be." 

Junior Jamie Pearcy ran for 
second place in the women's 5000- 
meter race, finishing in 20:41. 

The women's 4x400 team, 
with Hutchison, Fischer, freshman 
Lauren Mooney and Prater finished 
in third place. 

Mooney finished fourth for the 
Regals in the 100-meter hurdles and 
junior Grant Kincade finished fifth 
for the Kingsmen in the 110-meter 
high hurdles. Kincade also jumped 
5'8" in the men's high jump, good for 
third place. 

Sophomore Elizabeth Hergert 
jumped for fourth place in the same event 
for the Regals, with a height of4'I0," and 
in the triple jump, she placed third with 
32'9" after Hutchinson, who placed sec- 
ond with 33'3." 

Sophomore Keith Jones placed 
fourth in the men's javelin and with a six 
foot improvement over last week, junior 
Dan Carlton placed seventh. 

The throwing squad is comprised of 
men who have never thrown for a track 
team before, with the exception of Jones, 

Photograph by Katie Bashaw 

Jaquie Ramirez, shown here running at 
Cal Tech, finished fifth in the loom dash 
on Saturday at Pomona-Pitzer. 

who threw only javelin last season. 

"The throwers are improving every 
meet, which is good," Fickerson said. 
"Coach [Bob MacKay] likes working with 
beginners as well as experienced throw- 

The team now takes a break from 
conference action to participate in invita- 
tionals at Occidental College and Cal 
State Northridge. 

"It'll be good to get away from scor- 
ing and focus on individual performanc- 
es," said Fickerson. "We are leaps and 
bounds from where we were six weeks 


Intramural Softball Standings 

(number in parentheses is runs scored in favor of that team) 

American League 

Mike Piazza's Illegitimate Children 2-0 (14) 

NADS 2-0(26) 

Domeshots 0-2 (12) 

Up In Smoke 0-2 (19) 

National League 

#1 Stunnaz 2-0(48) 

Pink Bunny Rabbits with One Foot 2-0 (13) 

Mariners 1-1 (35) 

Incredible Randilators 0-2 (4) 

SSS 0-2(0) 

American League 

The Brew Crew 2-0 (12) 

Old Man River and the Funky Bunch 1-0 (0) 

Beer Bums 0-1 (6) 

Bucket Heads 0-2 (0) 

National League 

Left Field Lu Bums 2-0 (41) 

Holy Hitters 2-0(23) 

Hyper-Hypos 1-1 (9) 

Free Agents 0-2(10) 

The Thundering Turd 0-2 (12) 


Dan Carlton * Brendan Garrett * Brandon Ghiossi (2) * Wes Jones * Mike Judd (2) 
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THURSDAY. March 14 

8 p.m. Free Agents vs. 
Sugar Sweet Lip Kissers 

-Rim Fusion vs. 

9 p.m. Wesideriders vs. 

Team Yucatan 
-Vatos Locos vs. 
Freshman Redshirts 

10 p.m. In Jesus' Arms vs. 

-Hoopsters vs. 

Pizza Gods 

11 p.m. Shadiest vs. Sweet 


SUNDAY. March 17 

8 p.m. Shadiest vs. 

Freshman Redshirts 
-Hoopsters vs. 


9 p.m. In Jesus' Arms vs. 

Vatos Locos 
-Sweet 'Ole V vs. 
Pizza Gods 

10 p.m. Wesideriders vs. 

Rim Fusion 
-Hitmen 2K2 vs. 
Free Agents 

11 p.m. Team Yucatan vs. 



SUNDAY. March 17 

8 a.m. SSS vs. 

Incredible Randliators 

9 a.m. Holy Hitters vs. 

Free Agents 

10 a.m. NADS vs. Mike 
Piazza's Illegitimate Children 

11 a.m. Brew Crew vs. 

Old Man River 
noon Pink Bunny Rabbits vs. 

1 p.m. Thundering Turd vs. 

Left Field Lu Bums 

2 p.m. Dome Shots vs. 

Up In Smoke 

3 p.m. Beer Bums vs. 

Bucket Heads 

4 p.m. #1 Stunnaz vs. 




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Canyon Club 
Storytellers Series reviewed 

See story page 5 


Golf team scores 
lowest points of season 

See story page 11 

CLU students 
share Thai [^ 

By Lisa Radberg 

A group of 22 California Lutheran 
University students spent 18 days of their 
winter break taking a sociology course in 
Thailand. On Wednesday, March 13, they 
invited faculty and students to leam about 
their eye-opening, fun, and at times shock- 
ing experience. The two-hour presentation 
at Overton Hall on Wednesday night 
attracted over 100 guests. 

"Everyone spent so much time 
preparing for this; we really wanted to 
share our experiences with CLU," said 
junior Becky Krause, majoring in sociolo- 

The group set up 1 1 booths at which 
students gave presentations on such topics 
as Thai geography, social costumes and 
prostitution. While absorbing the informa- 
tion, visitors could try out samples of Pad 
Thai and other traditional dishes. 

"I was really happy to see so many 
people show up, especially faculty. This 
[trip to Thailand] was the most amazing 
thing I have done in my life and I encour- 
age everyone to experience it for them- 
selves," said J.J. Grey, a junior and sociol- 
ogy major. 

Sociology professor Dr. Charles Hall 
initiated the four-unit class after he fell in 
love with Thailand while visiting for the 

first time two years ago. After careful 
preparations, the program was made pos- 
sible for the affordable cost of $2,000 per 
student. In addition, CLU now also offers 
the opportunity to take a 12-unit semester 
in Thailand through a study-abroad-pro- 
gram at St. Olaf College. 

Dr. Hall plans to teach the class every 
other year; the next trip will be in January 
2004. Before signing up for the class, 
though, students must be sure to be in 
good physical condition. 

"It's not a trip for the weary and the 
weak," Hall said. 

After a 20-hour plane ride, the 
Thailand experience began at a Christian 
orphanage in the foothills of the 
Himalayas, near Burma. Run by an Indian 
woman, Ajaan Tete, the center aims to 
save young girls from prostitution, which 
is a notoriously wide spread industry in 

"What I like especially about her 
[Tete] is that she treats prostitution as an 
economic issue instead of a moral issue," 
Hall said. 

He explained that many girls from 
poor villages have no choice but to sell 
their bodies for money, which has devas- 
tating implications, considering that 75 
percent of prostitutes in Thailand have 

Please see THAILAND, Page 4 

Photograph courtesy of Dr. Charles Hall 

Twenty-two CLU students traveled to Thailand during the winter break. The 
group is pictured here at an orphanage they visited. 

Photograph by Candice Worthan 

The Thailand travelers shared their experiences through history, economy, 
religion, food and more this Wednesday. The students wore traditional Thai 
dress purchased during their trip; pictured here are Lissa Merrill and Dan 
Carlton serving Pad Thai in their Thai costumes. 

Students exercise voting privileges 

By Rachel Eskesen 


After weeks of campaigning, 
California Lutheran University students 
voted Monday and Tuesday, March 1 1 
and 12, for the next school year's 
ASCLU-govemment positions. 

Nicole Hackbarth was elected 
2002-2003 ASCLU-G president during 
the Executive Cabinet elections. 
Running unopposed, Hackbarth cap- 
tured 97 percent of the votes for the pres- 
idential position. The only competition 
for the two-year Programs Board direc- 
tor was limited to eight write-in votes. 

This was a sharp contrast to the race 
for the position of RHA director. 
Sophomore. Sara Placas won the elec- 
tion with 50 percent of the votes, nar- 
rowly defeating Junior Bobbi Jo Cyr, 

who captured 48 percent of the votes for 
that position. Four votes difference 
decided who would be elected. 

"Some of the races were really 
close, and that just illustrates how impor- 
tant it is for each student to vote and have 
their voice be heard," said current 
ASCLU-G President Kim McHale. 

Other elected student officials 
decided in the elections included sopho- 
more Kristin Kate Smith to the position 
of Senate director. Smith has been a rep- 
resentative on Senate for two years and 
says feels she is ready to take on the 
responsibility of Senate director. 

"I'm really excited, and next year I 
want to work on changing some policies 
on campus including the cafeteria issues, 
housing, parking and Core 21," Smith 

Controller for the 2002-2003 school 

year will be Joannie Bryan, a sophomore 
who is a two-year member of Programs 
Board. Emily Holden, who is currently a 
junior on Programs Board, was elected to 
Programs Board director, capturing 52 
percent of the votes. 

"I'm looking forward to next year 
and building on programs that already 
exist," Holden said. 

The Executive Cabinet elections 
were held in conjunction with passing 
constitutional revisions. The revisions 
can pass only if they receive approval of 
two-thirds of the students voting. They 
passed with a 91 percent approval. 

The new 2002-2003 Executive 
Cabinet will go through a transition peri- 
od with the current Executive Cabinet 
through most of April. The new officers 
will officially start their term of service - 
on May 1,2002. 

Nicole Hackbarth: 264 

Write-in: 8 
Kristin Kate Smith: 199 

Camie Adair: 69 
Write-in: 2 


Emily Holden: 136 

ElizBaesler: 125 

Write-in: 3 
Sara Placas: 133 

Bobbi Cyr: 129 

Write-in: 6 
Joannie Bryan: 159 

Candace Kay: 1 1 1 

Write-in: 4 

revisions: yes: 229 

no: 29 

For pictures please see ELECTIONS, Page 3 

The Echo 


March 20, 2002 

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HE 2l? ns: meet new student representation 

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By April Vodden 

Photograph by Melissa Dora Photograph by Melissa Dora 

Sara Placas, our new RHA director. Joannie Bryan, our new Controller. 

RHA met on March II to discuss 
upcoming events, review Siblings Weekend 
and finalize and approve the budget 

RHA discussed upcoming Easter-relat- 
ed programs. RHA programmer Bobbi Jo 
Cyr reported that the Easter Egg Hunt is 
coming up soon. The programmers finalized 
plans for the March 21 event. It will start at 
8 p.m. in the Sub, where students wilt meet 
before heading to Kingsmen Park for the 
hunt. According to Cyr, possible prizes 
trtclude CLU laundry cards and gift certifi- 
cates to various places around Thousand 

Stine Odegard, NRHH chancellor, 
announced the campus wide Student of the 
Month winner as Old West hall council 
member Erick Elhard. 

"He took last semester off while recu- 
perating from an injury, but now that he's 
back he is a great addition to RHA," said 

Also discussed at the RHA meeting was 
the finalization of the budget The board 
decided where all of their monies would go 
for the rest of the semester, and the members 
of the board unanimously approved the 

Danielle Ugas, Thompson Hall mar- 
keter, brought up the topic of RHA represen- 
tation in the houses off campus and Kramer 
Court next year. According to Michelle 
Thompson, RHA president the board could 
appoint representatives for the two halls and 

then change the constitution. 

"It is not fair to not have slots if people 
want to live in the houses or Kramer, but still 
want to be involved in RHA," said Ugas. 
The ASCLU Executive Cabinet will discuss 
the matter, and if it decides to make any con- 
stitutional changes, they will be made at the 
beginning of next year. 

The board discussed the events of 
Siblings Weekend, which included Golf 'n' 
Stuff on Friday night Wacky Wild Hall 
Olympics on Saturday and the individual 
hall events Saturday evening. 

"We thought it was a big improvement 
from past Siblings Weekends. The number 
of participants has definitely improved," 
said RHA programmer Bobbi Jo Cyr. 

The board received a positive response 
to the Golf V Stuff event and felt that it 
attracted many students who do not normal- 
ly attend Club Lu events. 

The board also felt that the Wacky Wild 
Hall Olympics were successful. They 
enjoyed the creative T-shirt designs of all the 
teams, as well as the newest games added to 
the WWHO lineup. 

RHA also discussed improvements to 
specific games, such as the slip and slide, as 
well as including more games specifically 
for siblings. 

The hall activities on Saturday night 
had low attendance. Thompson's board 
game night had the most people in atten- 
dance, with 15 people. The board felt that 
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the way to go. They discussed leaving 
Saturday night open for free time for the sib- 
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March 20, 2002 

Trip to the moon 

By Kim Nelli 

On Thursday, March 14, California 
Lutheran University seniors took a trip to 
the moon as many piled into a chartered bus 
for the night out. Howl at the Moon, a piano 
bar located in City Walk, was crowded with 
CLU seniors. The event was planned by the 
Programs Board. 

"[The event] was a success" said rep- 
resentative Lani Green. 

A chartered bus arrived at CLU 
Thursday to pick up a group of students. 
The bus left for its destination, at 6:30 p.m. 
About 20 students took the free ride. 

"I thought there would be more people 
on the bus. 1 heard there was going to be a 
line starting at 4:30 just to get on," said sen- 
ior Phil Teeple. 

"1 think that many people were scared 
there was going to be a line and decided to 
take their own cars," said Green. 

"The idea of the bus was a good idea." 
another senior said. 

The bus allowed students to enjoy the 
evening without worrying about a ride 
home. The bus arrived at Howl at the 
Moon at 7:30 p.m. and left at 12:45 a.m. 

The piano bar provided live entertain- 
ment for CLU students and the public with 
two pianos and a band. The pianists per- 
formed at the same time, singing songs 
requested by the audience. 

"It is unique because you write the 
song you want played on a napkin, attach 
some money and place it on the piano, only 
in hopes that your song is played," Lisa 
McCreary said. 

"The performers made it interesting. 
They either twisted the words, danced, or 
included the audience on many of the 
songs." said Jessie Armacost. 

It was estimated that over 150 CLU 
students attended. All who were asked 
about the night said they had fun. 

"It was nice to be with everyone, peo- 
ple I knew from school and people I 
thought I have never seen," said Heather 

Thailand: Thai culture 
studied and shared 

Senate puts finishing 
touches on projects 

By Emily Holden 

The Senate meeting held on Monday, 
March 11, included updates on many cur- 
rent projects. 

Senators reported on the progress of 
the library surveys, athletic pictures, recy- 
cling bins for the SUB, the request for mats 
from the Aikido club and the issue of hir- 
ing better-quality adjunct professors. 

The faculty has completed all of the 
library surveys and the next step is to send 
a letter to the library informing them of the 

"I have finished a letter draft to send 
to the library about the surveys," said sen- 
ior Senator Brett Rumbeck. 

AH of the faculty responses will be 
included in the final draft, which should be 
ready to be sent on March 14. Professor's 
names will be excluded. 

The athletic pictures are in and all are 
currently being framed with the exception 

of football and spring sports, whose pic- 
tures have yet to arrive. 

The three recycling bins that are going 
to be in the SUB should be installed on 
Friday or by early next week. 

"It's the perfect place to have recy- 
cling bins, where the mailboxes are, 
because people throw away mail that they 
don't want there and this way it will be 
recycled," said junior Senator Natalie 

The Aikido Club's request regarding 
mats for use during practices has been 
answered. The exercise science depart- 
ment is going to purchase the mats for the 
club because there will be an Aikido class 
in the schedule for the fall semester next 

ASCLU-G President Kim McHale 
will be attending a meeting with Dr. 
Jolicoeur next week and Shanelle Kindel is 
going to attend along with her to ask ques- 
tions regarding adjunct professors and the 
best possible way to hire adjunct profes- 
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While at the orphanage, the group 
taught the orphans some English, helped 
them with reading and writing and played 
lots of music. To Krause, the five days 
spent at the orphanage were the most 
memorable of the trip. 

"These people have so little but find 
so much joy in life. It is truly amazing," 
Krause said. 

The students spent six days in Chiang 
Mai, where they attended lectures at 
Chiang Mai University and observed the 
production process at a silk factory. They 
also enjoyed a two-hour Thai massage, got 
a cooking lesson, watched kick-boxing 
and rode elephants. 

The last stop of the trip was the beach 

resort of Pattaya, where parasailing, jet 
skiing and a transvestite cabaret show 
were among the highlights. 

Before the trip, the class met with Dr. 
Hall to leam rudimentary Thai and some 
of the many "do's" and "don'ts" of the 
Thai culture, such as never showing some- 
one the sole of your shoes or feet. Still, 
there was no way to fully prepare for the 
real thing. 

"It was a culture shock to some of our 
students," Hall said, mentioning the lack 
of Western toilets and toilet paper as a real 
astonishment to many. 

"I think we came home with a greater 
appreciation of what we have here - what 
we take for granted," Hall said. 

Photograph by Candice Worthan 

Dr. Hall, who led the trip to Thailand, 
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Photograph by Candice Wortha 

Senior Chelsea Farrow and junior 
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Photograph by Shayne Sob' 

CLU alumna Melissa Chester lacked stage presence, but managed to sing 
melodically during her seven-song set on the Canyon Club stage. 

Photograph by Shayne Sobel 

Singer and songwriter Jared Burton, a Canyon Club staple, performing dur- 
ing the Storyteller Series last week. 

CLU alumna takes the stage 

By Mark Glesne 


Melissa Chester and her two accomplices 
took the stage in the main room of the Canyon 
Club last Wednesday, March 13, to kick off 
another week of the Storytellers Series. With 
guitarist Rip and bassist/keyboardist Noel 
Milanio, Chester, a California Lutheran 
University alumna, performed her seven-song 
set on the club's main stage. 

With a Jewel-like, or possibly Alanis 
Morissette, feel, Chester sang a very melodic 
set of original songs. She lacked stage pres- 
ence and seemed timid on stage, unable to 
make use of her hands. 

Rip played an impressive (acoustic) gui- 

tar, but the same could not be said for 
Milanio's bass antics. Technically, the bass 
was very flat and without the warmth that one 
would expect in this type of performance. 
Musically, Milanio did nothing more than fol- 
low the chord progressions of the guitar. He 
seemed very timid to walk or even harmonize 

However, when Milanio put his guitar 
down to play the keyboard, his musical talent 
finally emerged. Rip also mixed his instru- 
ments and played some solid riffs on his five- 
string bass, including barre chord progres- 
sions. The sixth song performed, a love ballad, 
was a much better feel for the trio and seemed 
to be the genre that they should fociis on. 

With three of the five members still in 

Arizona, where the band lives, Illuminate took 
the stage next. With a keyboard and a guitar 
the two members played through an uncertain 
six-song set. 

Although the keyboard player was 
impressive, they lost tempo time and time 
again and were out of sync with each other on 
a few occasions. The guitar's b-string went out 
of tune and was not fixed, and the singer 
lacked vocal and instrumental control - possi- 
bly due to the nerves caused by their first Los 
Angeles area show. 

To wrap up the evening, a very fired-up 
Jared Burton took the stage with an agenda. 
After talking about how the best days in life 
are the days in which you don't care about 
anything, he began his performance. Between 

almost every one of the nine songs he per- 
formed. Burton commented on his political 
views as well as his views on life. His com- 
mentary ranged from discussing drug use to 
accusing the Bush administration of making 
the government the Christian Right Wing and 
of knowingly allowing an airplane to illegally 
fly around the nation the day after Sept. 1 1 to 
pick up Osama Bin Laden's family members. 
If the members of the audience were liberals 
and/or Democrats, they respected his music as 
well as his lyrics. If the members of the audi- 
ence were conservatives and/or Republicans, 
they respected his music. 

. The Canyon Club is located at 28912 
Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. (818) 879- 

Spotlight: Stacey Scanlan beats the odds 

By Teresa Olson 

Stacey Scanlan, an accounting major, 
recently passed all sections of the certified 
public accountant exam on her first 
attempt, a feat that only 4 percent of 
accountants in California, and 8 percent of 
accountants nationally, achieve. Though 
Scanlan was able to maintain a position on 
the women's tennis team, in which she has 
participated for all four of her years, she 
was forced to give up her three-year career 
with the California Lutheran University 
choir in order to study for the CPA exam in 
her senior year. This was one of many sac- 
rifices that Scanlan made. Another was 
putting her entire life on hold two weeks 
before the exam, including missing all of 
her classes. 

"I studied for five months absolutely 

intensely. For the first four months 1 stud- 
ied for 30 to 40 hours a week, and in the 
last two weeks I studied 140 hours total," 
said Scanlan. 

On top of the long hours involved in 
preparing for the exam, Scanlan said that 
the most difficult part of preparing for the 
CPA was "the focus" that it required. 

"Pushing myself to get up at six 
o'clock on a Saturday morning and study 
for 10 hours straight," said Scanlan. 

Scanlan's exemplary performance on 
the exam has also been reflected in her 
academic career. Both adviser and profes- 
sor to Scanlan, Ed Julius said Scanlan is 
"one of my best students of all time." 

Scanlan, a native Califomian, devel- 
oped a love for music while attending 
Atascadero High School. It was here that 
Scanlan began playing the trumpet in her 
high school marching band. The trumpet is 

one of four instruments that Scanlan now 
plays, including the flute, piccolo and the 
piano. Though ultimately Scanlan chose to 
focus on accounting, music continues to be 
a focus in her life. 

"I switched majors a lot my freshman 
year, like most people do, but I've known 
I wanted to be an accountant since I was a 
sophomore. I actually wanted to double in 
music," she said. 

Looking toward the future, Scanlan 
has interviewed at four of the five large 
accounting firms and looks forward to 
receiving a job offer with one of these 
prestigious firms over the course of the 
coming months. 

Scanlan's only words of wisdom to 
those who are preparing for this exam are: 
"Get a head start, get a game plan, plan on 
taking a review course. Most of all, take it 
once and do it right." 

Photograph courtesy of Stacey Scanlan 
CLU student Stacey Scanlan joins 
the 4 percent of Calif ornians who 
passed the CPA exam on their first 

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March 20, 2002 

Campus Quotes 

What was your best April Fool's day prank? 


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Nika DeMars, freshman, history 

Carrie Rempfer, senior, communication Noah Broccious, junior, business 

Brandon Garrett, junior, social science 

"My friends told me they were "On April Fool's, one of my friends "My friends put a piece of pig's heart "Dude, like I totally tee-peed my 

throwing a surprise birthday party for my broke his leg skiing and we did not believe from biology in my salsa and I almost ate friend's car one time, bro. It was killer, 
friend and it really was for me." it, but it was true!" it, and then I almost yakked." dude." 


Anthony Penniston, junior, communica- 

"We stole the media gold cart after a 
class one night. We drove all over campus, 
up Olsen and on Moorpark Road and even 
took it through the construction site at the 
apartments and finally left it in a handicap 
parking space for Security." 

Michele Nathan, junior, psychology 

"I bought a roll of non-tearing toilet 
paper for my brother." 

Jennifer Gast, junior, liberal studies 

"I told my parents that I was preg- 

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51 Policeman (slang) 

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March 20, 2002 


The Echo 7 

"The Lion King" at the Pantages 
Theater surpasses its lofty reputation 

By Jannette Jauregui 

Disney's Broadway version of "The 
Lion King" lives up to its reputation as 
one of the best shows ever. It has been 
talked about constantly for more than a 
year and a half and has been advertised to 
the point that almost everyone in Southern 
California knows that it is playing in near- 
by Hollywood. Since it started in New 
York, "The Lion King" has been heralded 
as one of the greatest shows to ever grace 
the stages of Broadway. 

Now, as its Los Angeles run contin- 
ues, its success has stayed enormous and 
ticket sales are still skyrocketing. 
Breathtaking costumes, awesome chore- 
ography and remarkable talent help to 
make the experience a grand one. As the 
play begins, African animals come from 
the back of the theater, through the crowd 
and on stage to create a dramatic and 
exciting entrance into the story. 

The next couple of hours take the 
audience through what is now a classic 
Disney story by exposing them to charac- 
ters whose appearances don't stray far 
from that of the animated movie. The play 
includes hit songs from the movie as well 
as introducing new songs sung by actors, 
both young and old, whose voices are 

truly great. 

The orchestra is set up not only in its 
original mid-stage position but also 
extends out to both wings of the theater for 
a more dramatic effect. "The Lion King" 
experience is not limited to just the play. 
The theater in which it is held is also a 
huge part of the enjoyment. 

Decorated specially for the Disney 
hit, the Pantages Theater on Hollywood 
Blvd. opened in June 1 930 and was named 
a historic landmark by the City of Los 
Angeles in 1978. Its history has included 
hosting the Academy Awards from 1949- 
59, including the first televised Oscar 
show in 1953, and all of the Emmys until 
1977. 1977 was also the year that the the- 
ater began hosting strictly Broadway plays 
and has housed such hits as "The King and 
I" and "Phantom of the Opera." 

The theater is not large, so no seat is 
all that bad, and there are definitely no 
"nosebleed" sections. Ticket prices range 
from $ 1 5-$ 1 25 and the play is worth every 

There is no doubt that "The Lion 
King" will go down in history as the early 
21st century version of "Cats," with the 
same success and notoriety. It is a com- 
pletely unique experience for people of all 

cd review 

Shannon McNally's 
debut album is calm, 
romantic and peaceful 

By Kim Allen 


The debut album from Shannon 
McNally, "Jukebox Sparrows," is not one 
to miss. 

Just released this year from Capitol 
Records, this singer/songwriter from Long 
Island has a talent for writing soft soul 
music. Her melodic tone and easy-going 
lyrics are pleasant to the ears and could 
lull one to sleep. 

'it reminds me of being out in the 
country. Rolling hills. Cool summer 
nights. I find it being very tranquil music," 
freshman Ashley Reagan said. 

Listeners must appreciate the roman- 
tic tone of this music, such as, "I'll be your 
ground, if you'll be my muse I can tie on 
to." A majority of the song lyrics and 
instrumental give the feeling that 
McNally has a very close bond with most 
people she has encountered in her life. 

"I liked the song 'I'll Always be 
Around.' That was the only one I liked. It 
tells a nice story of her dedication to peo- 
ple that are important to her," sophomore 
Logan Steinhauer said. "Other than that, 
the music was a little too mellow for me." 

That is a downside for some artists. 
Sometimes music can come across as too 
whiny, especially when artists make their 
songs so poetic the audience can't under- 
stand what the artists are trying to say. 

"This CD really rubbed me the wrong 
way. Perhaps it was because I really don't 

like whiny chick music, and that's what it 
pretty much is," freshman Todd Peart said. 
"If someone really wanted to agitate me, 
they would play it in the car while Tm rid- 
ing with them." 

This album is peaceful and appropri- 
ate for a time of reflection; good music to 
just sit back and relax while listening to. 
Those who appreciate a woman's passion 
for using her words in a lyrical manner 
would definitely like this album. 

Photograph by Joan Marcus 

Tsidii he Loka as Rqfiki in the orginal Broadway production of "The Lion 
King." , 

CLU multimedia 
department to host 
Interactive Arts 
Festival next month 

By Pamela Hunnicut 

Photograph courtesy of Capitol Records 
Shannon McNally's debut album, 
"Jukebox Sparrows," is calm and 
pleasent listening for romantically 
inclined music lovers. 

The California Lutheran University 
multimedia department will present the 
Interactive Arts Festival April 7 through 
April 14 in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art 
and Culture in the Soiland Humanities 

The festival is an international show- 
case of multimedia-related works by CLU 
students and faculty along with national 
and international new media artists. 

The first lecture, "Instructional 
Digital Technology," will be held on 
Tuesday, April 9 at 1 p.m. in Peters 102. 

The afternoon will continue with a 
performance discussion on "The Pleasure 
of the Game" at 2:30 p.m. in the Kwan 
Fong Gallery. At 4 p.m. there will be an 
additional lecture in Peters 102 titled 
"Interconnecting Multimedia Territories." 
The opening reception for the festival will 
take place that entire day until 6 p.m. in 
the Kwan Fong Gallery. 

The festival's activities will continue 
in the Kwan Fong Gallery on Thursday, 
April 11, at 2 p.m. with a presentation of 
digital sound and music produced at CLU. 
A second presentation of interactive works 
produced at the multimedia department 
will follow at 3 p.m. 

One speaker who will be present at 
the festival is Juan Devis Bio, a Los 
Angeles-based interdisciplinary artist. He 
has written and directed for both film and 
television and has produced collaborative 
art projects that range from video, theater 
and the web. 

Bio is currently stationed at 
ONRAMP arts, developing a video game 
based on the history of the Americans, and 
is beginning pre-production for the film 
project "The Digital Migrant." 

An additional noted speaker who will 
be at the festival is Adriene Jenik, a 
telecommunications media artist who has 
been working for over 12 years as a hybrid 
artist, educator, curator and engineer. 

Jenik is an assistant professor of com- 
puter and media arts in the visual depart- 
ment at the University of California, San 
Diego, where she teaches all levels of 
classes in production, theory and history 
of electronic media. 

The festival's sponsors are the African 
Server, Visual Eyes, Maxon Computers, 
Community Leader Association and the 
College of Art and Science. 

For more information on lectures and 
presentations during the Interactive Arts 
Festival, call Tim Hengst, director of mul- 
timedia, at (805) 493-3241, or email 

8 The Echo 


March 20, 2002 

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May 15, 2002 

Why no one speaks up 
about secrets on campus 

By Michele Hatler 

This will be my third semester 
working for The Echo. In this year-and- 
a-half, I've come to realize a few things 
about journalism at this school. First of 
all, "freedom of speech" is really looked 
down upon by administration at this 
school if it has any kind of negative con- 
notation. Second, controversial stories 
are also looked down upon if they are 

about something the university is.trying 
to downplay. 

Last time I checked. The Echo was 
put together by students for students. 
But mostly it's just an "Echo" of events 
and campus-related material. Anytime 
something interesting and newsworthy 
happens, it is concealed and no one 
knows anything about it. 

One example of this was last semes- 
ter, when junior Casey O'Brian drove 
into the light pole on Olsen and Campus 
Drive. Although we had an Echo staff 
member run out and get pictures of the 
whole occurrence, coach Squires said he 
didn't know anything about it. 

Another event that was concealed 
was the fact that a student last year was 
selling drugs from her dorm room. The 
roommates who lived with her were told 
to tell no one what happened. 

The art exhibit that was put on the 
steps between Nygreen and the 
Humanities building, two weeks ago, 

was taken away and all that was left was 
a red spot on the concrete. 

It makes it very difficult to write a 
news story that has correct information 
when no one will talk to you, although it 
makes more sense to me to talk to 
reporters, give them the correct informa- 
tion, and show that action was taken in 
the event. It looks worse for the univer- 
sity when it's apparent that something is 
being concealed. The reputation of CLU 
is the most important thing, right? So 
why not cooperate and get the air 
cleared in the first place? Parents would 
be much more comforted if they knew 
that when a problem arises it is quickly 
taken care of than instead of hearing 

The fact that the reputation to the 
outside community is more important 
than letting the students know what is 
going on bothers me. It shows how there 
is little respect for the students and too 
much respect for money. 

Are midterms making you crazy? 

By Laura Trevino 

This particular time of year seems to have us all freaked 
out. Midterms are the worst, second only to finals. Instead of 
freaking out and stressing over everything you are behind in, 
focus on what you have learned so far. Chances are none of 
us are actually flunking at this point in the game, so we must 
be doing something right! Here are some simple study and 
test- taking tips to help you sleep at night and fully prepare for 
those annoying midterms. 

First, realize that learning information takes a lot of time. 
Most of us are not able to read material once and retain it well 
enough to take a test on it. So set some time apart from your 
regular routine of TV and parties, to read your textbook more 
than once. Be sure that you are studying in a place that is free 
of noise and distractions. Don't study on an empty stomach or 
when you are too sleepy. Divide your study time into different 
sections. It is best to study in short segments rather than in one 
long, tedious stretch. Read and re-read your notes and high- 
light important sections in your textbook. Test yourself by 
covering up the material and pretend that you are relating the 
information to another person. Explaining the concepts and 
ideas to someone else is a great way to see if you really under- 
stand them yourself. The most important thing of all is to 

make sure you are studying the RIGHT MATERIAL! 

When actually taking the test, be sure to find out ahead of 
time what will be on it. Ask about content, question format, 
essays, how the exam will be graded (on a curve or scale), and 
if there is a time limit. Keep in mind how much the test will 
affect your final grade. Pay attention to any study guides the 
teacher hands out. This will probably be the most important 
tool you can use to prepare yourself. 

Read the test instructions very carefully; some of the most 
common mistakes have been because students failed to read 
the directions. Briefly look over the material so that you can 
pace yourself. Leave a longer period of time for the questions 
that require more complex answers. Write your answers clear- 
ly and neatly. And, finally, leave time to check your work. 
Especially during foreign language tests, re-checking your 
answers can save a lot of mistakes. If the professor hands back 
your tests, save them to use as future references, because 
chances are that the remainder of the professor's exams will 
be similar to the ones before. 

Keep calm and focused and believe in yourself. Some 
people study better by themselves and others better in small 
groups. Figure out what works for you and apply it. After all 
we are in college, by this time we should be able to identify 
what our working study habits are (both good and bad). Good 
luck on your midterms! 


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Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 

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March 20, 2002 


The Echo 9 

Is Democratic Governor Gray Davis 
at fault fo r the current energy crisis? 

By Jason Scott 

If Democrats and Republicans could 
all drop their partisan ideologies just 
long enough to look at the tactual track 
record of Gray Davis' performance in 
office, unburdened by the Democratic 
instinct to rally around a party candidate 
no matter what his shortcomings, or the 
Republican partisan motivations for 
attacking him on those shortcomings, 
what they would discover is that no party 
who acknowledged Davis' failures 
regarding the energy crisis in California 
would ever want him reelected. It is true 
that 1 am a conservative Republican and 
would therefore likely be critical of 
Davis even if the energy crisis had never 
come along, but the argument I am pre- 
senting here is non-partisan and any pro- 
Davis Democrats, should for the sake of 
themselves and the state, give it some 
grave consideration. 

My simple assertion is that 
Governor Davis' obsession with his own 
political well-being, which has manifest- 
ed itself throughout this crisis at the 
expense of California and Califomians, 
is reason enough for him to never be 

By Bret Rumbeck 

Here's an opinion we can all agree 
on: Spring Break is less than three days 
away, and that is a very good thing. But 
before we run off to South Padre Island, 
a Mexican cruise, or back home for 
some farm work, there is some political 
business to attend to. 

It sure does feel like the famous 
fight between California and electricity 
was years ago. I'm not even sure if the 
fight has ended, but the hatred for our 
governor has not gone away; just typing 
in the phrase 'Gray Davis' for a Yahoo 

elected to political office again. 

Initial blame for the energy crisis in 
California cannot be laid on Davis. He 
was not the governor in 1996, when the 
legislation "deregulating" (a blatant mis- 
nomer) energy was passed; and what a 
Republican governor was thinking in not 
doing everything in his power to stop 
such legislation 1 have no idea. Here's 
what the legislation did: 

State regulators determine the prices 
customers pay for their electricity; utili- 
ties are not allowed to seek out competi- 
tive contracts on their own, but must 
purchase electricity in a state— operated 
"power exchange" with bidding rules 
that require paying the highest bid price; 
the state determines what business activ- 
ities the utilities can conduct, such as 
requiring them to sell their electricity 
generation plants and buy more electric- 
ity through the power exchange; price 
caps and onerous market rules discour- 
age new competitors from entering the 
market; and new regulatory strictures 
created by the restructuring law con- 
strain business decisions on such matters 
as plant maintenance and transmission 
lines. The past year of price spikes and 
the looming threat of blackouts are not 
the result of "unfettered free markets," 
but of the political rnicromanagement 
and market distortions, like those listed, 
that restructuring wrought, -The Reason 
Public Policy Institute 

In short, the legislation was nothing 
less than an outright socialist take-over 
of the energy market in California by the 
state government. 

So along comes Gov. Davis, perfect- 
ly capable of solving at least some of the 
problems associated with such a policy, 

search yields two anti-Davis pages, and 
an elementary school in Alabama. I'm 
still trying to fathom why Califomians 
blame Davis for the energy crisis. The 
story behind the government havoc 
goes something like this. 

Former Governor Pete Wilson 
signed two horrible Assembly Bills into 
law in the early 1990s, which stated that 
the gas and power companies needed 
competitive markets to compete for 
their customers. Here's one reason we 
were in the dark last year: "Regulated 
gas utilities are placed at a competitive 
disadvantage if their contracts or trade 
secrets are open to public inspection by 
their competitors, upon whom that bur- 
den is not placed." Great idea, courtesy 
of a Republican author and a 
Republican governor. Let's not place 
regulations on a vital industry and 
watch PG&E snowball the citizens of 
California. Instead, we'll place laws 
restricting a woman's right to choose. I 
love Republican ideology. Davis did 
not take office until after these bills had 
taken effect. So, all of you who blame 
him for the crisis can add another 
screw-up tally on Pete Wilson's long 

such as allowing private utilities to file 
for bankruptcy or to sell electricity at 
actual price instead of requiring them to 
sell at a 500 percent loss while simulta- 
neously threatening to seize their assets 
if indeed they did file for bankruptcy. 
The only conceivable motivation for 
such a self-destructive policy is that 
Davis sought political sanctity by mak- 
ing it look as though energy prices were 
not as high as they were. Instead of mak- 
ing the rise in prices apparent to the con- 
sumer, he pulled a nifty trick that should 
make anyone in California— Democrat or 
Republican— mad once it is explained. 
Go back and think about the smartest 
thing the government ever did in its own 
self-interest: namely, start taking peo- 
ple's money, deducting whatever taxes it 
feels appropriate, and then handing them 
back the dregs. Clever, eh? Well, Gov. 
Davis, ever the political weasel, has 
gone one step better: He spent almost $8 
billion in tax dollars to "reduce" energy 
prices. Apparently he is convinced that 
Califomians are stupid enough not to 
realize that as consumers they are also 
taxpayers, and while they are told the 
money went toward lowering power 
rates, the $8 billion is actually just com- 
ing directly out of their paychecks 
instead of their pockets. On top of this is 
the fact that the expenditure failed 
entirely to stop the rise in energy prices, 
which means not only that Califomians 
now have to write bigger checks for 
energy bills but have also just had bil- 
lions of their own dollars thrown into a 
ineffectual political farce designed to 
save the governor from losing face. To 
add to the lies and costs involved with 
his approach to this crisis, Davis okayed 

list of blunders. 

I read that how well Davis handled 
the energy crisis would determine his 
chances as a presidential candidate in 
2004. Well, considering he handled the 
situation with the wit and grace of a 4- 
year-old, I'd say his chances of the Oval 
Office are slim to none, fortunately. 

First of all, Davis totally lost any 
hope of federal intervention when he 
met with President Bush. Davis went in 
with an agenda that left no room for 
compromise, and his attitude toward 
Bush was fatuous. This guy has a real 
problem controlling his emotions, and 
this was clearly evident during his 
emergency address to California. But it 
sure is a tum-on when he pounds his fist 
on the desk; I bet it makes him feel 

Next came those wonderful 'Flex 
Your Power' ads, which were supposed 
to make us want to turn off the lights in 
our homes, and wait till after 7 p.m. to 
use any appliance in the kitchen. Sorry 
Gray, my life doesn't revolve around 
the state's economic stupidity and your 
lack of leadership qualities. Plus, 
unused power doesn't sit around to be 

a bond to cover expenditures that over its 
course will add two thousand, yes, 
$2,000 to the average ratepayer's energy 
bill. Conveniently, the bond was 
designed to come into effect after the 
2002 election. Hmm, 1 wonder why that 

In closing, I offer some food for 
thought: By now Governor Davis could 
have had the state well on its way to 
electric self-sufficiency. Using the pow- 
ers granted him by the declared state of 
emergency that resulted from the energy 
crisis, it was well within his authority to 
begin construction on nuclear power 
plants, a few of which would stabilize 
the situation— and while they might not 
have been completed by now, they 
would have been a tremendous step in 
the direction of reversing the damage 
caused by 30 years of environmentalist, 
energy-hostile state policy. Instead of 
behaving like the leader of the state that 
he should be, he has done nothing but 
shirk his responsibility and try to distract 
the public by placing blame on everyone 
else he can think of. It will be a cold day 
in hell when it is more the duty of other 
states and the federal government to pro- 
vide affordable energy for California 
than it is the governor's. Speaking of 
cold days, last year people died as a 
result of power outages on hot days; and 
last year it was 13 percent cooler than 
average in California, while this year is 
predicted to be unusually warm and a 
drought year. We'll see how many sum- 
mers of people dying in the heat because 
of Governor Davis' political self-interest 
ittakes for the public to realize they have 
been thoroughly lied to and ripped off. 

Write me at 

used for a rainy day. Finally, in about 
April or May last year, he decided we 
had a surplus of power and sold it to 
other states. Hence the reason I voted 
for Anselmo Chavez for governor in the 

But enough energy, let's try to find 
a few more of his lesser qualities, of 
which he does have many. Did anyone 
notice his campaign ads in February? I 
know now that he has always defended 
a woman's right to choose and has 
helped the education system in our 

OK, wonderful, he's pro-choice. A 
pro-life candidate will never be elected 
in California, period. But you claim 
you've helped education, Mr. 
Governor? I read his budget proposal 
this summer, and he did very little for 
education. For example. Golden Valley 
High School, located in Merced, Calif, 
was given a chunk of money to improve 
the air conditioning system in their 
gym. Fair enough, except Golden 
Valley is less than 10 years old. If it's 
investing money in schools he's after, 
Davis is failing miserably, 

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MARCH 20, 2002 

Tennis learns lessons from 
non-conference matches 

By Cassandra Wolf 


Last week, the Regals and Kingsmen 
tennis teams gained a lot of experience 
from their matches against two nationally 
ranked teams. The Regals finished the 
week with one win and one loss and the 
Kingsmen won their match. 

On March 12, the Regals lost to 
Bowdoin College from Maine, 0-9. 
Freshman Lisa Novajosky forced her 

Photograph by Jessica Newton 
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match to three sets against her opponent. 

On March 15, the Regals defeated 
Vassar University from New York, ranked 
No. 28 in Division III during the presea- 
son, 5-4. 

Hunau and Novajosky won their 
doubles match, 8-2, along with their sin- 
gles matches, 6-4, 6-5 and 7-6 , 6-1, 
respectively. Senior Stacy Scanlan won 
her singles match 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. 

Junior Laura Snapp won her singles 
match 6-3, 6-2. 

Both head coach Nancy 
Garrison and sophomore Rebecca 
Hunau felt that the matches would 
prove beneficial for the team. 

"I'm excited to play 
[Bowdoin]," said Hunau. "We've 
never played them before and it's 
good practice." 

"These are two nationally 
ranked teams from previous," said 
Garrison. "It's hard to say how good 
they'll be this year ... our goal is to 
have a good time and play as well as 
we can. That's why we scheduled 
tough teams, to see how we compete 
against tougher competition, and 
that's how you end up better, when 
you play the tougher competition." 
On March 14, the Kingsmen 
lost to Bowdoin College, 2^5. 
■' Junior Arif Hasan and sopho- 
more Jeremy Quinlan each woif 
their singles matches and Hasan and 
Quinlan won their doubles match. 

Despite the loss, the Kingsmen 
felt that they gained valuable experi- 
ence from the match. 

"[The] match went pretty 
well," Gennette said. "We were hop- 
ing to win. Hasan beat a player 
ranked No. 26 in the nation and, in 
doubles, Quinlan beat a doubles 

team ranked No. 10. 
Our No. 3 player, 
[freshman] Quinn 

[Calderon], had his 
first loss. The rest of 
the guys played really 
well. We lost the 
match, but we succeed- 
ed in finding out that 
we're just shy of beat- 
ing a No. 11 team. 
Everyone left feeling 
pretty good. Overall, as 
a team, I thought some 
of these guys played 
their best tennis ... 
these guys didn't feel 
defeated at the end of 
the match. They felt 
inspired to improve." 

Gennette also 
cited a quote from for- 
mer tennis player 
Arthur Ashe that he 
read to the players: 
"Never confuse losing 
with failure." 

As far as compar- 
ing the level of compe- 
tition between the out- 
of-state teams and the 
other SCIAC confer- 
ence teams, Gennette 
had not formed any 

"This team from 
Bowdoin was pretty 
strong," said Gennette. 
"We haven't seen two 
of the toughest teams 
[Pomona-Pi tzer 
Colleges and the 
University of 

Redlands] yet." 

Photograph by Tory Fithian 
Laura Snapp serves to Vassar College on Friday, 
while teammate Jennifer Stolenberg gets ready for the 

Photograph by Jessica Newton 

Tim. DiLeo and Jacob Manogue wait for the return 
from Bowdoin on Thursday. 

Track gets a break from 
SCIAC, has fun at invite 

By Katie Bashaw 

Last week California Lutheran 
University's track team took advantage of 
the break in Southern California 
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action 
and travelled to Occidental College for the 
Spring Break Classic on March 16. 

Sophomore Elizabeth Hergert, junior 
Tom Ham and senior Chelsea Prater each 
turned in victories for CLU. 

Ham finished first in the men's 5000- 
meter race, finishing in 15:53. He had run 
this race only once before, at Point Loma 
Nazarene University last year and felt that 
he improved greatly in his race this week- 
end, partially due to the Biola runner who 
drafted off Ham for the entire race, until 
Ham pulled away for the victory with 600- 
meters to go. . 

"A major difference was getting used 
to the pace," Ham said, "and trying to get 
on pace for 1 2 laps, instead of four or less 
... it helped having someone behind me to 
keep on pace, even if he didn't lead." 

Freshman John Cummings also ran 

the 5000-meters, finishing in fourth with a 
time of 16:45, which is twenty seconds 
faster than the first time he ran this race, on 
March 2 at Cal Tech. 

Other participants for the Kingsmen 
track team included Marcus Green who fin- 
ished fifth in the men's 400-meter race in 
53.5 and freshmen Scott Sigfried, Scott 
Klemens and Andy Miller who finished one 
second after another in the men's 800- 
meter race. 

Elizabeth Hergert, Tom 
Ham and Chelsea Prater 
turned in victories for 
Cal Lutheran. 

On the field, junior Grant Kincade 
leaped 5.7 feet to earn fourth place in the 
men's high jump andjunior Dan Carlton set 
a personal record by throwing 127.6 feet in 
the javelin. 

For the Regals, Prater leaped her way 
to a victory in the 400-meter hurdles in 
1:08. She was also a member of the relay 

teams, which each earned third place. 
Freshmen Alissa Doerfler, Jaquie Rameriez 
and Aubreigh Hutchison also participated 
in the 4xl00-meter and sophomore Gianina 
Lomedico, Hutchison and freshman Kristy 
Fischer were members of the 4x400-meter 
team along with Prater. 

Besides participating in the relays, 
Rameriz placed fifth in the women's 100- 
meter race in 13.67. 

Lomedico and Fischer also ran the 
women's 800-meter race, finishing in fifth 
place in 2:29 and sixth place in 2:33, 

Hergert placed first in the women's 
triple jump, with a distance of 34.6 feet. 
She also tied for fourth place in the high 
jump at 4.5 feet with teammate Dereem 

McKinney threw javelin for the first 
time in her career, placing ninth with a toss 
of 70.7 feet. Hutchison also threw javelin 
for the first time and finished right behind 
McKinney with 65.5 feet. 

'it was so much fun to throw; it was 
addicting," McKinney said. "I just wanted 
to keep throwing it." 

MARCH 20, 2002 


The Echo 11 

Photograph by Tory Fithi; 
Jason Hirsh pitched 5.2 innings against the Ithaca 
College Bombers on Thursday, giving up three runs 
and striking out five. 

Photograph by Michelle Loughmiller 
Andy Luttrell's teammates greet him at the plate after a 
three-run home run in the seventh inning against 
Montclair State on Wednesday. 

Kingsmen undefeated 
vs. out-of-state teams 

By Michelle Loughmiller 

Last week the California Lutheran 
baseball team won all three of its games 
against nonconference teams. This sweep 
gives the Kingsmen an overall record of 
17-3 and a 10-0 record in the Western 

On Wednesday, March 13, the 
Kingsmen played against Montclair State 
University from New Jersey, ranked No. 4 
in the nation. During the game, Montclair 
led 3-0. 4-2, and 4-3. In the seventh inning 
CLU fought back by pounding out six 
runs. After the seventh inning. Montclair 
was unable to score any more runs and 
CLU won with a final score of 9-4. 

Amos Raddatz pitched three innings 
and only gave up two runs. Justin Thomas 
added to Cal Lutheran's success when he 
was brought in to pitch and added three 
strikeouts and only gave up one run. Justin 
Keeling was brought in at the end of the 
game and he added four strikeouts and 
didn't allow any runs to score. 

Ryan Cooney went three for four and 
had three doubles and two RBIs. Jason 
Claros earned three runs and smacked a 
solo home run in the sixth inning. Luke 
Stajcar had two RBIs and hit a two-run 

home run in the seventh inning to boost 
CLU to a 5-4 lead. Designated hitter Andy 
Luttrell earned three RBIs by hitting a 
three-run home run in the seventh inning. 

On Thursday, the Kingsmen faced 
Ithaca College from New York. Ithaca led 
CLU 2-0 in the first inning, but it didn't 
take long for the Kingsmen to steal the 
lead with four runs in the fourth inning 
and a score of 4-2. With a battle between 
both teams, CLU was able to take the win 
with a final score of 9-6. 

Jason Hirsh pitched five innings and 
out of 25 batters he only gave up three 
earned runs and had five strikeouts. Jason 
Claros went three for three, scoring two 
runs and, with a grand slam home run in 
the fourth inning, he earned four RBIs. 
Taylor Slimak hit a two-run home run in 
the fifth inning and a solo home run in the 
seventh inning. Slimak's home runs added 
up to three RBIs. 

On Friday, the Kingsmen played 
North Central College from Illinois. The 
Kingsmen had a big lead throughout the 
game but felt the pressure from their oppo- 
nents in the ninth inning when NCC had 
six straight hits. The Kingsmen did not 
give up and when the pressure was on they 
fought back and were able to win with a 
final score of 7-6. 

Pitcher Ryan Melvin had 1 1 strike- 
outs and picked off four runners at first 
base. Justin Keeling finished the game and 
added another save to his record. He now 
has a total of four saves. Luke Stajcar went 
three for six and Jason Claros went three 
for five. Jeff Meyers had a two-run double 
in the fifth inning and went two for two. 

"We wanted to prove to people that 
we're a good team and I think we did so by 
beating three quality teams," Myers said. 

What's Next? 

Thursday. March 21 

M tennis vs. Willamette U. 
2 p.m. 

Friday. March 22 

W tennis vs. Willamette U. 

2 p.m. 
Softball at Sun West 


Saturday. March 23 
W tennis vs. Pacific 

Lutheran 9:30 a.m. 
Track at CSU, Northridge 
Baseball vs. Mass. Tech 

11 a.m. 

Softball at Sun West 


Sunday. March 23 

Softball at Sun West 

Monday. March 24 

Golf hosts Kingsmen Invite 
Tuesday. March 25 

Golf hosts Kingsmen Invite 

home games indicated by italics 

Golf gets its best 
score this season 

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Continuing Development Inc. 

By Luke Patten 


The California Lutheran University 
men's golf team defeated Chapman by a 
score of 308-369 on March 14 to improve 
its record on the season to 4-1. 

The team was led by Jess Card and 
Aaron Bondi, who each shot rounds of 76. 

The team score was the lowest of the 
season for the Kingmen who had a previ- 
ous best of 313. 

According to Card, the success was 
due to the team playing up to its potential 
and putting all the pieces together. 

"That's where we were last year, but 
we always seem to get only one or two 
guys to shoot well this year," Card said. 

Card said that the team would have 
been able to post an even better score but 
the players were having trouble with the 
greens, which had recently had some work 

done on them. 

"We didn't make any putts all day 
long. The greens were sandy and nothing 
would roll straight. We shot well enough 
that if we had made putts we probably 
could have finished 1 or 2 under par," said 

Coach Jeff Lindgren was pleased by 
the complete nature of his team's perform- 

"That was a big confidence boost. 
We had been talking about getting our four 
counting scores in the 70s for awhile," 
said Lindgren. "Hopefully we are moving 
in the right direction for the rest of the sea- 

Matt Holland and Randy Cox, the 
other two Kingsmen to count in the scor- 
ing, each shot rounds of 78. 

Jordan Silvertrust shot an 81 and 
Seth Nenaber shot 84 to complete the 
Kingsmen team. 

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To sport 
or not to 

By Heather Malloy 

With the controversy surrounding 
Bobby Knight's temper, the case of 
Thomas Junta, the hockey dad indicted for 
manslaughter and the 2002 Winter 
Olympics Canadian pairs skating scandal, 
perhaps people are wondering where the 
direction of sports is headed in the coun- 
try. Despite all of the negativity, studies 
are still being conducted linking the bene- 
fits as an effective result to enrolling chil- 
dren in sports activities. Studies show 
there may be a correlation between partic- 
ipation in sports and school behavior, 
social development and future aspirations. 

"Sports and school organization par- 
ticipation were more weakly and uneven- 
ly associated with delinquency and sub- 
stance use. Playing sports was associated 
with lower odds of police contact and 
marijuana use," according to a 1994 North 
Dakota Journal of Human Services' study 
on activity participation and delinquency. 

According to a study conducted over 
a three-year period by the North Carolina 
High School Athletic Association, athletes 
had an average 2.86 grade point average, 
versus those of non athletes, who had an 
average 1 .96 grade point average. The 
same study showed that the dropout rate 
of athletes was 0.7 percent, as opposed to 
8.98 percent of non-athletes. 

"Results of a 1987 survey of individ- 
ual at the executive vice-president level or 
above in 75 Fortune 500 companies indi- 
cated that 95 percent of those corporate 
executives participated in sports during 
high school ..." stated The Case for High 
School Activities, a report written for the 
National Federation of State High School 

"Sport is used as a positive lever by 
coaches and parents. That is, the players 
must conform to certain rules in school 
and at home to maintain their school eligi- 
bility," said Dr. Jack Hutslar, the founder 
of the North American Youth Sports 
Institute on the NAYSI web site. 

"Team sports have instilled a work 
ethic in me," said Jimmy Fox, receiver for 
Kingsmen football at California Lutheran 

Lanny Binney, recreation and sports 
coordinator for The Pleasant Valley 
Recreation and Parks District, also 
believes youth sports are important. 

"Youth sports should teach sports- 
manship, team play, fair play, camaraderie 
and fitness," said Binney. 



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Volume 42, No. 21 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

April 10, 2002 


"The Rookie" and 
"Phantom Planet" reviewed 

See story page 7 


Habitat for Humanity gets 

CLU student help 

on Service Day last Saturday 

See story page 5 


Track 's Keith Jones sets 

personal record in javelin at 

meet in Riverside 

See story page 11 

Housing changes clarified 

By Rachel Eskesen 


Residence Life has made changes to 
housing options for students for the 2002- 
2003 school year. There will be a 5 percent 
overall raise in the cost for attending CLU 
next year, but this is relatively small com- 
pared to the 7 percent increase from the 
Spring to Fall 2002. 

According to Residence Life, the key 
to the changes in student housing and meal 
plans will be more flexibility for the stu- 
dents. Next fall, the West, South, 
Rasmussen and Janss Halls will be occu- 
pied with five students, while Potenberg, 
North, Afton, the Apartments, Conejo and 
Thompson Halls will be at a capacity of 
four for upperclassmen. 

Unchanged, Potenberg will house 
mostly "overflow" seniors from the 
Apartments, and people living in North will 
lend their space to other students for winter 
housing as always. Janss Hall is scheduled 
for renovation similar to the work done on 

Rasmussen Hall last summer. Because these 
halls have newer facilities. Residence Life 
saw it more appropriate to put these halls at 
five-student capacity over the unrenovated 

According to dean of students. Bill 
Rosser, one of the objectives of having 
some rooms at five is so the school will not 
have to surprise students with an unplanned 
fifth roommate, as some were this year. 

"We know you [students] like to 
choose who you live with, and we do not 
want to be caught short on housing," said 

People living in the Apartments, and 
those recently selected through an applica- 
tion and interview process to live in the 
houses and Kramer Court, will pay an extra 
$1 ,000 a, year for room and board. Students 
living in a room with a kitchen will not be 
required to be on a meal plan. 

"We really fought hard to have people 
with a kitchen not be on a meal plan, 
because we don't want to have to tell people 
what and where to eat when they are 20 

years old and have a kitchen of their own," 
Director of Residence Life Angela Naginey 

The meal plans will also undergo some 
changes starting next fall. Students not liv- 
ing in the Apartments, Kramer Court or the 
houses, must choose from the 19, 15+ or 
12+ meal plan. In addition to those meal 
plans, those living in above-mentioned 
areas can also choose from the 8+ or the 
bonus plan. 

The 8+ plan is being restricted in avail- 
ability in order to compensate for the profits 
needed to keep the school running which 
are lost by allowing some students to not be 
on a meal plan, according to Residence 
Life. In order to ease the transition of the 
meal plans, there is a grandfather clause 
attached to the 8+ meal plan which allows 
students to choose to continue with that plan 
if they are already on it. 

Bonus money for the coffee shop, cafe- 
teria and food cart can be purchased in $200 
increments and the money is put on the stu- 
dent's card. If a student were to purchase 

two bonus meal plans, they would have 
$400 on their card to spend in the food serv- 
ice options at CLU. 

Next year, Residence Life plans to 
arrange it so that students can use a meal off 
their cards to purchase one of a meal com- 
bos in the coffee shop, which may include 
such items as a burger, fries and a Coke. 

The Graduate Enrollment Building 
located next to the cafeteria will be renovat- 
ed during Fall 2002 into the Centrum, 
which will function like the coffee shop 
now, and have later hours. 

In addition to the Centrum, according 
to Naginey, there is a plan for the school to 
make a contract with an outside pizza deliv- 
ery service. 

"Students can use their meals to order 
pizza. For example, if the student wanted to 
order a large pizza with their roommates it 
might cost 3 meals, " Naginey said. 

"People have busy lives, and we are 
trying to provide more flexible food service 
for the students to accommodate their 
schedules," Rosser said. 

CLW Friday Night Mayhem 

By April Vodden 

CLU students were treated to a night 
of comedy, drama, and stunts Friday, April 
5 at the first ever CLW Friday Night 
Mayhem. The event, which drew a large 
crowd, was similar to the popular World 
Wrestling Federation shows on television. 

The gym was divided into two sec- 
tions: black and gold. Students were given 
black and gold sashes to wave. The audi- 
ence was an important part of the show. 
Cheering, booing, jumping around and 
laughing were encouraged from the stu- 
dents in each section. A large-screen pro- 
jection of the matches was set up for a more 
televised-like show. The wrestlers were 
CLU students, participating in a total of 
seven matches. Announcers Jimmy "Foxy" 
Fox and Robert "Wonderbread" Boland 
kept a running commentary throughout the 
event. Fox wrote the script for the event, 
while the wrestlers learned the choreogra- 
phy for their matches. 

The event began with Stine Odegard 
and Bekkah Hildebrand's performance of 
the CLU Alma Mater. Three members of 
the Black Team, Brent Baier, Sean Porter 
and David Oviedo, interrupted the perform- 
ance. Odegard and Hildebrand ran to their 
seats as the three wrestlers introduced 
themselves, calling themselves, "Too 
Damn Sexy." Gold Team member Mike 
McErlane emerged from backstage to chal- 
lenge the Black Team to a Lumberjack 
Match for the end of the show. 

The first match of the evening was 

"White Trash" Jeremy Soiland of the Black 
Team versus "Gentle Giant" Dave Seals of 
the Gold Team. Seals won the match by 
falling on his opponent and pinning him 

"It was just fiin. Preparing the scripts, 
rehearsing, and when it finally came to 
show time, the adrenaline was really high. 
Once the wrestling match started it was just 
craziness," said Seals. 

The Gold Team won the first tag team 
match, with the "Big Guns" defeating the 
Black Team's "Too Damn Sexy" pair. 

The next match was the "Beautiful 
Man" match with the Gold Team's Leif 
Palmquist against Jamie Smith of the Black 

"The rules of the beautiful man match 
are that you cannot touch the other guy's 
hair," announced Fox. The winner of the 
match was Jamie Smith of the Black Team. 

In the following match, 5'3" 130-lb. 
"Kritter" Brendan Kinion of the Black 
Team beat 6'8" 230-lb. "Boots" Jason 
Hirsh of the Gold Team. 

The second tag team match was "Los 
Locos" from the Black Team, and for the 
Gold Team, Jay Watties selected student, 
Wesley Jones, from the crowd to be his 
teammate. Midway through the match, 
Wes (a huge fan of "Los Locos") switched 
teams and began wrestling Watties. With 
three against one, "Los Locos" defeated 

"Kid Chaos" of the Black Team chal- 
lenged announcer Fox to a fight, claiming 
Fox favored the Gold Team. The gold sec- 
tion of the audience chanted, "Foxy, Foxy, 

Foxy," throughout the match. Fox won the 
match for the Gold Team. 

After six matches, the score was three 
to three, with the final match being the 
Lumberjack match. Mike McErlane of the 
Gold Team was against David Oviedo of the 
Black Team. Members of both teams waited 
outside the ring, and were ready to wrestle 
the member of the opposite team if they got 
out of the ring. The match broke out into 
total mayhem, with all of the members of the 
Black Team versus the entire Gold Team. 
David Oviedo won the match for the Black 
Team, beating the competition with a score 
of four to three. 

"They did a really great job and the 
audience really got into it," said junior Hana 

Photograph by Matin Lundblad 

Jeremy Soiland and Dave Seals fight, to the 
amusement of Friday night's Club Lu crowd. 

Photograph by Matin Lundblad 

CLU students enthusiastically cheer wrestlers on as they fight to the death, or at 
least until mayhem breaks out, Friday night in the gym. 

The Echo 


APRIL 10, 2002 

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april TO 

Gay-Straight Alliance Harmony 
Day of Silence 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Church Council Meeting 
Chapel Lounge 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


april 11 

Gay-Straight Alliance Harmony 
"Call to Witness" Documentary and 

FCA Meeting 
Nygreen 1 
7 p.m. 

Basketball Intramurals 

8 p.m. 

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Student Union Building 

10 p.m. 


april 12 

Gay-Straight Alliance Harmony: 
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Club Lu: Starbucks Night 

9 p.m. 


april 13 

Organ Recital: Morgan jean 


8 p.m. 

Spring Formal 

Paradise Point Resort, San Diego 

8 p.m. 


april 14 

Softball Intramurals 
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Music Concert 
2 p.m. 

Worship Service 
6:15 p.m. 

Basketball Intramurals 


8 p.m. 


april 15 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 2 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 2 
6:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Res. Hall Association 
Nygreen 2 
8:30 p.m. 


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5:30 p.m. 

JIF Meeting 
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7 p.m. 

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April 10, 2002 


The Echo 3 

Del Testa and students Global 

translate diary, plan to 
travel to meet author 


By Kiesha Edwards 

David Del Testa, professor of history at 
California Lutheran University, will be visit- 
ing France next year in connection with his 
"Beaucamot Diary Project" The project 
involves translating and editing Ms. Claudie 
Beaucamot's 60-page diary, found by Del 
Testa, with the help of a tip from a colleague, 
in the colonial archives of Aix-en-Provence, 
France. Beaucamot grew up in colonial 
Vietnam and the diary portrays a unique view 
point of that time. It was written during a 
driving trip Beaucamot took with her family 
from Hanoi to Saigon when she was 19 years 
old. The purpose of Del Testa's trip is to visit 
this native of Indochina, preferably with a 
few interested CLU students. Dr. Del Testa 
has already interviewed the woman, now 78 
years old, and is eager for students to do so as 

Beaucamot's diary offers a rare person- 

al view of life in French Indochina^ which 
was central to the French colonial enterprise. 
The diary explains a great deal about French 
Indochina on the eve of its destruction. 

"The trip is mainly for students who 
want to understand the origins of the war in 
Vietnam. The project offers a lot of opportu- 
nities and the diary itself is super-interesting 
in a sense that it offers a very insightful view 
into a past that is not understood well," Dr. 
Del Testa said. 

"The author is quite pleasant and warm. 
She is a subject of her own history and is fair- 
ly open about thinking of her past. I hope the 
outcome will allow the students to enjoy 
working together and to make real and 
acknowledgeable contributions around the 
U.S. and in the classroom," he added. 

Junior Amber Hart and freshman 
Stephanie Albee are currently involved in the 
trip and are equally excited about the 
prospect of going to France. 

"It sounds really interesting. I am a 

French major and would like to experience 
more in translating. I think it would be great 
to have a face with the story. I could talk to 
her and ask questions and get a more person- 
al feel about what it is like back in the 1940s. 
It will also be great to practice my French 
skills," Hart said. 

"Translating is the most interesting part 
of the trip. Learning about Indochina, a 
colony consisting of Cambodia, Laos and 
Vietnam, is another exciting part. I am also 
excited about meeting the lady. She is really 
excited that someone is taking an interest in 
her journal. She seems like a neat person. 
And her diverse background is very intrigu- 
ing," Albee said. 

Highly motivated students of history, 
music, film/multimedia, journalism, French 
or related fields interested in France, 
Vietnam, the colonial world, or in the diary 
itself, are encouraged to sign up. Del Testa 
may be contacted at or 
at x3318, for more information. 

By Kiesha Edwards 

Photograph by Kim Nelli 

Dr. Del Testa works with CLU freshman Stephanie Albee and junior Amber Hart on translating colonial Indochina 
native Claudie Brugiere's diary, recorded at age lg. 

The motion to replace Global 
Studies with a one-semester alternative 
course was passed on March 1 1 , 2002, by 
the faculty. The proposed name for the 
course is "Global Perspectives." This 
requirement will be fulfilled through 
courses in which the majority of the 
course content focuses on non-Western 
cultures and civilizations. The courses 
designated as Global Perspectives cours- 
es will include either an investigation of 
a non- Western culture or in an explo- 
ration of an encounter between cultures 
through the perspective of the non- 
Western culture. 

Maria Kohnke, head registrar for 
California Lutheran University, said the 
majority of the work would have to be 
approved by the general education sub- 
committee of the Educational Policies 
and Planning Committee. 

"The new course will engage in 
exploration of non- Western culture 
which will work for Core 21, and there is 
also a possibility that travel and semester 
abroad courses could be approved to 
meet Global Perspective requirements," 
said Kohnke. 

Students might be able to fulfill the 
requirement through certain travel cours- 
es or semester abroad programs, that 
meet the criteria listed in the plan. Some 
students might also fulfill the require- 
ment through a team-taught interdiscipli- 
nary course; similar to existing global 
studies sections. The Global Perspectives 
course could also be "doubte dipped," 
meaning that a class could count for both 
Global Perspectives and another CORE 
2 1 requirement, such as religion or histo- 

"It will consist of one course and a 
tentative list of courses that will have to 
be approved by the EPPC committee, the 
committee that deals with approval of 
courses to meet requirements," Kohnke 

New Ed-Tech building comes to CLU next fall 

By Slade Langlois 

At a cost of nearly $7.5 million, the new 
20,000-square-foot Education and Technology 
building located next to the Humanities build- 
ing on the California Lutheran University 
campus is set to open in fall 2002. 

The new building will be used to house 
Ed-Tech classrooms and offices and will 
include a newer, much larger TV studio. 
CLU's current television studios and equip- 
ment have often been criticized by communi- 
cation majors hoping to make a career in the 
television industry. 

"I'm really looking forward to having 
access to quality equipment. The stuff we had 
to use before was second-rate," said commu- 
nication major junior Neal Lembke. 

An estimated $227,000 will go toward 
the purchase of new cameras, editing systems, 
lighting, mixers and audio consoles. Director 
of Educational Technology David Grannis 

was put in charge of purchasing the new tele- 
vision equipment. 

"One of the things that keeps Cal Lu on 
the cutting edge of technology is the school's 
commitment to fund new technology and the 
faculty's willingness to use it," Grannis said. 

Faculty will be able to integrate the use of 
electronic media in the classroom and use 
teaching methods never before seen at CLU. 
Students will be able to attend class without 
being on campus through a distance-learning 

"I'm really excited about the new dis- 
tance-learning classroom," said Grannis. The 
classroom will allow students to see lectures 
on video transmitted through their computers 
at home. Several cameras will be set up in the 
classroom to record text and classroom discus- 

"The technology will make us competi- 
tive with other schools of our size," Grannis 

The new space will allow several CLU 

offices to move out of their current locations, 
some of which are located in buildings that 
were formerly used as chicken coops. Media 
Services, The Center for Teaching and 
Technology, Graduate Enrollment and the 
entire School of Education staff, which is cur- 
rently located in the Benson House, will be 
making the move. 

The new building would not have been 
possible without donations from several 
organizations and private donors. The Darling 
Foundation ($500,000) and Verizon 
($100,000) were among the largest contribu- 

"Without their support and the support of 
the California Lutheran Universitv^communi- 
ty, none of this would be possible," Grannis 

Construction is currently on schedule and 
could be completed by as early as June. 
Furnishing the building with the new equip- 
ment could take one to two months, which 
would allow for its anticipated September 


Grannis hopes that the building will 
attract new students and put an end to a re- 
occurring theme. 

"Every year on my evaluations the stu- 
dents always write, 'get a real studio.' I won- 
der what they're going to write now," he said. 

Breakdown of TU Studio Funds: 

Digital switcher: $17,784 
Hitachi studio packages, (3): $13,445 each 
Custom five bay console: $9,958 
Caddy pedestal system (3): $6,728 each 
Intercom system: $4,352 
AudioA/ideo patchpanel system: $3,794 
Digital decks (2): $3,247 each 
Monitors (2): $2,271 each 
Remainder was spent on installation, 
cables, wiring, etc. 

The Echo 


April 10, 2002 

Kingsmen, Regals travel to royal kingdom 

By Lisa Radberg 


Students who would like to join the 
California Lutheran University England 
Drama Seminar trip hosted by Joseph 
Everson and Susan Corey in January 2003 
should start preparing. Although only seven 
students participated in this past year's trip. 1 5 
have already signed up for next year. It 
appears that the addition of a weekend in 
Paris is tempting to many. 

'Traveling outside of the country is the 
best educational experience," said junior 
Jackie Krystoff, a business administration 
major. "You really don't realize how limited 
you are before you travel outside of the coun- 

The seminar, called "English Theater: 
Mirror of Culture and the Human Condition," 
takes place in London, with a couple of days 
spent in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the home of 
William Shakespeare. Seeing about one play 
a night, the group discusses the effect of these 
dramas in daily morning meetings. 

"It's almost like reading a book a day," 
said religion professor. Dr. Everson. 

For the two-week trip, students can earn 
up to three credits in either the drama, religion 

or English departments. Apart from Everson, 
the leaders next year will be Dr. Corey of the 
English department and Ken Gardener from 
the drama department. 

"It's the most meaningful teaching env- 
iomment I've had in my years of teaching," 
Everson said. 

He encourages all students to take the 
opportunity to travel abroad to leam about the 
world and see life from a new perspective. 

"There is no better time to do this than 
when you are in college," he said. 

"We had a wide variety of plays - from 
Shakespeare to The Lion King," said junior 
Anne Olson, a communication major who 
attended the trip last January, 

In the past, the group has seen such plays 
as "Les Miserables," "The Merchant of 
Venice," "Servant of Two Masters," "Rent," 
"The Lion King," "My Fair Lady" and 
"Fallen Angels." Eight theater tickets are 
included in the full price of $2,400, which 
covers air-fare, lodging, tours, meals and 

For students interested in joining the 
2003 trip, there are still a few spots to fill. A 
sign-up sheet is posted outside Everson's 
office in Humanities 237. A deposit of $50 is 
due on April 16. 

CLU Students celebrate 
Earth Day with fun, infor- 
mation, animals and food 

By Kristen Dronen 

CLU students and the Thousand 
Oaks community celebrated Earth Day on 
Sunday, April 7, 2002 in Kingsmen Park. 

A variety of booths were set up to 
educate, entertain and involve students. 
Lord of Life and the Environmental 
Awareness Association provided pizza, 
water, cotton candy and popcorn for all 
attendees. Events included painting and a 
"toilet paper shaker" craft hosted by Lord 
of Life demonstrating one way to recycle 
toilet paper rolls. 

An owl and humming bird were on 
display, as well as baby octopi, starfish 
and more sea animals brought in by 
Mobil Marine Lab and Wildlife Care of 
Ventura County. The animals attracted 
many of the community members, which 

mostly consisted of families with small 

Various other groups were represent- 
ed, such as the CLU geology department, 
by professors Linda Ritterbush and 
William Bilodeau, and the biology 
department, by professor Barbara Collins. 
Also, CLU Admissions hosted an infor- 
mational booth as did EDEN, an environ- 
mental club on campus. 

"I enjoyed the sea animals; they 
made the event," said Jaime Meyer, a 
CLU freshman who helped coordinate the 
event. Katherine Miller helped set up the 

"We are happy that the celebration 
went well, but we hope to make it better 
next year," Miller said. 

A drum circle played music provided 
by Pastor Scott and Melissa Maxwell- 
Doherty's son and friends. 

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Dr. Everson's and Dr. Corey's Jan. 2002 England Seminar attendees, 
Lindsey Topping, Andrew Graft, Anne Olson, Jackie Krystoff, Nicole Biergiel, 
Kelly Bader and Alison Robertson in front of the British Parliament 
Buildings and Big Ben. 

Senate plans 
improvements for pool 
and basketball courts 

By Emily Holden 

The Senate meeting held on March 1 8, 
covered many new and pre-existing projects, 
including the quality of adjunct professors, 
new equipment for the Pederson basketball 
courts and lounge furniture for the pool. The 
meeting also included an update from senior 
Senators regarding the senior gift. At the con- 
clusion, Senate Director Sally Sagen remind- 
ed Senators that there are only three meetings 
remaining in the year. 

Freshman Senator Shanelle Kindel and 
ASCLU President Kim McHale met with 
Proveost Pamela Jolicoeur to discuss full- 
time faculty issues and found some key issues 
mat will be worked on. Some specific prob- 
lems are professors canceling classes and an 
inconsistency of office hours. 

"Right now we are working on improv- 
ing facufty quality and teaching methods and 
making it known to students how they can be 
involved," said Kindel. 

Senate members brainstormed ways to 
help students realize their comments on pro- 
fessor evaluations matter and make sure that 
students enroll in classes in which the teach- 
ers' methods match the students' learning 
styles. Some ideas include offering the evalu- 
ations at mid-semester so final grades will not 

factor into comments, handing out evluations 
at the beginning instead of the end of class 
and making syllabi available before class 
selection begins. 

The poor qualify of the Pederson basket- 
ball courts has been an issue for many sena- 

"I spoke with Jeff Cowgili and he said 
there is no room in their budget to go towards 
the Pederson basketball courts," said sopho- 
more Senator Thomas Hillestad. 

Senate is still looking at its budget and 
trying to determine how much money it is 
willing to give toward this project. Some pos- 
sible ideas include buying two backboards for 
the area so there will be at least one full court 
in good condition. 

A bill was passed, unanimously allocat- 
ing money towards the purchase of lounge 
chairs. Six Tropicone Tropi Kai chaise 
lounges, totaling $1,502.86, will be placed 
near the pool for students' use. 

The senior Senators reported about the 
senior gift. Every year the senior class raises 
money and donates it to the school either in 
the form of a specific gift or a monetary dona- 

"Right now there is nothing good com- 
ing from it and we have no idea where to go," 
said senior Senetor Brett Rumbeck. As of 
now, this project is on hold. 


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The Echo 5 

Students help build 
houses in Santa 
Paula with Habitat 
for Humanity 

By Jannette Jauregui 

California Lutheran University's 
Habitat for Humanity chapter traveled to 
Santa Paula, Calif, Saturday to help with 
the construction of the community's first 
Habitat House. 

A total of 15 CLU students gathered 
to join other volunteers with the Habitat 
For Humanity project in Santa Paula, a 
community located approximately 32 
miles northwest of Thousand Oaks. 

This was CLU's second visit to the 
Santa Paula location to help with the proj- 
ect. The first was in the earlier stages of 
building in February. 

"They [CLU students] are a very hard 
working crew," said John Machin, a gen- 
eral contractor and consultant of the Santa 
Paula project. 

The site is the smallest the CLU chap- 
ter has worked on, said Karen Pierce, jun- 
ior and student chair for the group of vol- 

"It is very effective to have as many 
volunteers as we have, especially at this 
site," said Pierce. 

CLU students have participated in 
building about 25 homes for Habitat for 
Humanity, a nonprofit organization that 
helps provide housing for low-income 
families. In addition to Santa Paula, CLU 
has helped build homes in Piru, Thousand 
Oaks and Ojai, Calif., and recently in 
Tijuana, Mexico. The group raised $1,500 
to participate in the Mexico project. 

"We also collect eye glasses for 
'Vision Habitat,'" said Luther Olmon, 
CLU chapter advisor. 

To raise funds the group puts on sev- 
eral concerts throughout the year, accord- 
ing to Olmon. 

"We also raise funds through CLU 
faculty and staff," said Olmon. 

The Santa Paula project is sponsored 
by the Santa Paula Rotary Club and is the 
first for the city. 

"This project is like a stepping stone 
for me," said CLU junior Sabrina 
Altamirano, whose first Habitat volunteer 
work was at Santa Paula. "I want to get 
started on other volunteer work." 

Students interested in participating in 
future projects can contact Karen Pierce 
by e-mail at 

Photograph by Jannette Jauregui 
For Service Day last weekend, CW students went to Santa Paula, Calif., to 
help out residents in that area. 

Photograph by Jannette Jauregui 
CLU students and Santa Paula community members joined efforts with 
Habitat for Humanity to build houses for those in need last Saturday. 

CLU is considering to offer a film 
major as soon as next year 

By Jannette Jauregui 


California Lutheran University 
administrators and faculty are reviewing 
the idea for a film studies major that will 
build from existing film-based courses. 
Currently CLU offers several film courses 
including screenwriting, politics in cinema 
and the history of film, which initiated this 
semester's weekly movie screenings in the 
Preus-Brandt Forum each Sunday night at 
7 p.m. 

These classes have served as the test- 
ing ground for what is to be a film studies 
major and have proved to be of interest to 
CLU students. 

"With all of the classes being offered 
at CLU, it looked like there was so much 
interest in film," said Michael Brint, dean 
of arts and sciences at CLU. "I'm hoping 
that we are able to convert those courses 
into a major by next year." 

Funding, faculty and facilities are all 
in place, according to Brint. The forum has 
recently been renovated to include film- 
viewing equipment, the new Ed. Tech. 
building will soon house a television and 
sound recording studio and a DVD library 
is already available at Pearson Library that 
includes 50 DVDs so far. Each DVD can 
be checked out to view in the library but 
cannot be taken outside of the facility. 

"We want to create a well-balanced 

program," said Brint. 

To include film studies as a major at 
CLU it must be reviewed and approved by 
the Education Policy and Planning 
Committee, a faculty review committee. 

"A lot of background and research 
still needs to be done," said Timothy 
Hengst, director of multi media at CLU. 

"It is up to the CLU faculty and stu- 
dents to decide," said Brint. "I have seen 
nothing but positive support from every- 
one. There is a great opportunity here." 

Until film studies is available as a 
major, students can register to be part of 
the film program already in progress at 
CLU, which includes film studies as an 
emphasis through communication. 

The origins and history of Easter 

By Pamela Hunnicut 

The Christian festival of Easter cele- 
brates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 
The spring festival has its roots in the 
Jewish Passover, which commemorates 
Israel's deliverance from the bondage of 
Egypt. Easter Sunday falls on the first 
Sunday after the first full moon after 
March 20, the nominal date of the spring 

The name Easter is derived from the 
pagan spring festival of the Anglo Saxon 
goddess Eostre. Both Christians and 
Pagans have celebrated death and resur- 
rection themes following the spring equi- 
nox for millennia. Many religion histori- 
ans believe that many elements of the 
modern day Christian observance of 

Easter were derived from earlier pagan 

At the feast of Eostre, an ox was sac- 
rificed and its homs became the symbol 
for the feast. They were carved into the 
ritual bread, thus originating "hot cross 
buns." The word "buns" is derived from 
the Saxon word "boun," which means 
"sacred ox." Later, the symbol of a sym- 
metrical cross was used to decorate the 
buns. The cross represented the moon, the 
heavenly body associated with the Earth 
goddess, and its four quarters. The cross is 
not only a symbol of Easter, but is more 
widely used as a symbol of faith. 

The symbols of the Norse goddess 
Ostara were the hare and the egg, which 
both represented fertility. From these, we 
have inherited the customs and symbols of 
the Easter egg and Easter rabbit. Dyed 

eggs also formed part of the rituals of the 
Babylonian mystery religions. Eggs were 
sacred to many ancient civilizations and 
formed an integral part of religious cere- 
monies in Egypt and the Orient. Dyed 
eggs were hung in Egyptian temples, and 
the egg was regarded as the emblem of 
regenerative life from the mouth of the 
great Egyptian god. Pagans of various 
lands have also long revered the Easter lily 
as a holy symbol associated with the 
reproductive organs. 

Easter sunrise service is a custom that 
can be traced back to the ancient pagan 
custom of welcoming the sun god at the 
vemal equinox, which is when daytime is 
about to exceed the length of the night- 
time. This was a time to celebrate the 
return of life and reproduction to animal 
and plant life. 

ISSy offers 
deal to CLU 

Calling all students! ISSy says to 
check out the great deal that Microsoft is 
extending to those who wish to purchase 
Office XP Professional. This software 
package includes Word, Excel, 
PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. The 
best part is that the cost for this package is 
only $99. Previously, the promotion was 
available only to faculty and staff, but 
through May 31, 2002 (or while supplies 
last), students can take advantage of this 
offer. Users should be running Windows 
98 operating system or higher. For more 
information and to order the software, 
visit the following Web site: http://castu- 

Only students, faculty and staff of 
institutions belonging to the Association 
of Independent California Colleges and 
Universities with Microsoft campus 
agreements may participate in this offer. 
(Yes, CLU does qualify.) 

6 The Echo 


April 10, 2002 

Campus Quotes 

How did you spend your spring break? 


Lisa Parker, freshman, marketing 

"My parents came from Iowa to visit 
me and we all went up to the Bay Area. It 
was nice to see them." 

Roman Gottschalk, sophomore, interna- 
tional studies 

"I went to Boston, visited a couple of 
my old homies from high school. I had a 
terrific time." 

Stephainie Purmot, sophomore, biology Jamie Aronson, sophomore, multimedia 

"I went dancing at Clockwork Orange 
and stayed with a friend." 

"I went to Hawaii for the biology trip. 
I got a tan and think that everybody should 

Jay Watties, junior, criminal justice 

"I hung out with my little brother and 
worked hard to make money." 

Shane Miller, senior, criminal justice 

"I went to San Felipe, Mexico and I 
can't remember much but I have great pic- 

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Justin Barkhuff, junior, multimedia 

"I went to a little town in Mexico, 
Merida, with a professor and two other 
students from multimedia major. It was 
fun because we experienced true Mexican 

Michal Galvin, senior, Spanish 

"I went to Washington D.C. and 
Virginia. 1 visited a couple of friends over 
there and spent some time with some very 
special relatives." 

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The Echo 7 

cd review 

Phantom Planet's 
debut album has a 
light-rock feel 

By Mark Glesne 

Phantom Planet released their debut 
album with Epic Records titled "The 
Guest" this past February. The band is 
composed of Jacques Brautbar (guitars, 
vocals), Sam Farrar (bass, vocals), Alex 
Greenwald (lead vocals, guitar), Darren 
Robinson (guitar) and Jason Schwartzman 

The album was a feat in itself, consid- 
ering the side projects many of the band 
members partake in, including movies, 
album production, commercials, musical 
side projects, website development and a 
music degree at the University of Southern 
California, which is a great honor consid- 
ering the major only accepts seven appli- 
cants per year. 

"The Guest" is a very light and upbeat 
album for the most part. It begins with the 
band's undeniably radio-friendly song 
"California" and continues with its 
English style of music. 

"It's a big step since our last record," 
says Greenwald. "We were kids who had 
just gotten our driver's licenses. Now 
we're four years older, I got my license 

revoked and we're ready to make some 
real rock'n'roll." 

Even though the album was released 
this year, the songs have a classic rock 
feel. They do not feature much bass work 
and incorporate symphonic scores. 

Depending on how exactly one 
defines rock'n'roll, Phantom Planet could 
be shifted into the light rock category and 
one can feel a hint of such influences as 
U2, Oasis and the Flaming Lips through- 
out the songs. 

The guitar antics are slightly intricate 
with some country-sounding equalizations 
and atmospheric samplings. The drum- 
beats are consistently nothing more than 
steady amateur four-four progressions. 

The bass comes through in a few 
tracks, especially "Lonely Day," and with 
some impressive walking riffs, but for the 
most part it is held under the guitars and 

If one is looking for a light, carefree, 
free-flowing album to put in while driving 
with windows down and hair blowing in 
the wind, this maybe is the disc. However, 
if one were looking for a rock LP that can 
be felt from deep within, this would not be 
a well-spent $12. 

movie review 

"The Rookie" has a warm, 
inspirational appeal to all 

By Kim Allen 

The film, "The Rookie," stars Dennis 
Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Brian Cox and 
Jay Hernandez. This drama, written by 
Mike Rich, is based on a true story. Quiad 
plays Jim Morris, a high-school chemistry 
teacher in Texas. 

After moving around the country 
through most of his childhood, Morris 
ends up in Texas only to grow up unsup- 
ported by his father, played by Brian Cox. 
Cox's character is obsessed with his work, 
unloving toward all members of his fami- 
ly and uninterested in anything his son 
loves, including baseball. 

It isn't until a team of strong-willed 
high-school baseball players, including 
Hernandez, bet Morris that if they tried 
hard enough to win in their district, he in 
return would have to try out for the major 
leagues once again; something he failed at 
almost 20 years before. 

He inspires them to pursue their 
dreams in all aspects of their lives and 
takes his own advice. The 86-mile-per- 
hour fastball he threw when he was 20 
years old is in no comparison to the amaz- 
ing 98-mile-per-hour fastball he throws 

Morris' wife, played by Rachel 
Griffiths, is the most supporting character 
in this movie and because of her love for 

him, he has renewed strength to keep 
strong in his attempt to be in the major 

The quote "If you don't have dreams 
you don't have anything" is repeated 
throughout the film is the theme for the 

"It is a movie to inspire anyone, no 
matter how great the odds are. You are as 
old as you feel and this movie reinstates 
that," freshman Stephanie Gomez said. 

Despite his old age, and some doubt 
he had in himself, Morris still believes in 
his dreams and strives for them. It doesn't 
matter whether he achieves them or not; it 
is the effort that was worth knowing 
whether he'd be missing out on a great 
opportunity or not, if he didn't try. 

"The theater was filled with kids, 
families, and all other ages. It's nice to see 
a movie that brings in such crowds teach- 
ing good lessons on life," freshman Mike 
Cabral said. 

The movie is rated "G," but appeals to 
all types of people. 

"This was the first Disney film I have 
seen since I was a kid and it was definate- 
ly worth my money," freshman Kim Wyer 

Anyone can appreciate this film's sin- 
cerity and talented cast. It gives good 
advice for life and promotes strong-willed 
individualism in attempts to accomplish 
the seemingly impossible. 

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Robinson, Jason Schwartzma, Sam Farrar. 

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April 10, 2002 

CLU parking is becoming 
a big problem for students 

By Michele Hatler 

Most colleges, no matter what 
their size, seem to have a problem 
finding enough parking spaces for 
the number of students who drive 
cars. No matter how much they cost 
or how much you are willing to pay 
there are never enough parking 

At Cal Lu we don't have to pay 
for a parking pass or have assigned 
spots, but the actual number of avail- 
able spaces is decreasing as the 

school's population is increasing. 
Parking for commuters and on cam- 
pus residents alike has been getting 
more inconvenient every year. 
Trying to find a parking spot near 
classrooms during the day is practi- 
cally impossible. Finding parking 
early in the morning is no problem, 
but later in the afternoon, when most 
of the classes start, it becomes diffi- 
cult. It's hard to find a spot by your 
classes unless you follow people 
around who are leaving to get their 
parking spot. I don't normally drive 
to class because it's not far from my 
residence hall, but a couple of times 
I've gone to run errands and then 
planned to park by my class so that I 
won't be late. But by the time I found 
a parking spot, I might as well just 
have gone back to my room to parked 
because I was late for class anyway. 
Parking by the residence halls is 
not bad during the day because peo- 
ple go to work and run errands, so it 
makes it a little easier to find park- 

ing. In the evenings, when everyone 
is home, parking becomes scarce. 

The problem is increased when 
parking spots are not used to their 
full capacity. People often take up 
more space than they need. If every- 
one parked without leaving an abun- 
dance of space there would be a few 
more parking spaces. 

It's also frustrating when the fac- 
ulty do not use their parking spaces. 
We get tickets for not having a facul- 
ty parking pass if we park in a facul- 
ty spot. 

A parking lot is currently in con- 
struction near Old West, which will 
help the residence hall parking, but it 
doesn't make more room for com- 
muters. We're also lucky that parking 
is free at this school. We don't have 
to deal with lotteries for good park- 
ing spots or pay ridiculous fees for a 

The hassle that goes along with 
cars is a lot of times not worth it. But 
they are a neccessity to us. 

Staff Editorial 

What can you do after graduation? 

By Laura Trevino 

For those of us Hearing graduation there is one thing 
on our mind: what am I going to do after graduation? 
Most of us would say a job pertaining to our degree of 
study, but the truth is that we have no idea what in the 
world to do. Now that you have spent the last four to five 
and perhaps even six or seven years in college working 
hard for your degree, now what? Now it is time to find a 
job. Not just selling t-shirts at Eddie Bauer, but a real 
career. But how do you go about doing that? 

There are four ways to find a job: 1.) Look for 
advertised positions with companies; 2.) Go to a recruit- 
ing office or find a 'head-hunting' agency to look for yo; 
3.) apply anywhere that interests you; 4.) network your 
way to success, use your own contacts in a company, or 
ask around and put yourself out there. 

Perhaps one of the most important and successful 

ways to land a job is through a headhunter. These agen- 
cies keep a profile of your personal interests and skills 
and send your resume out to professional businesses 
looking for people like you. And the best thing is that 
they are all free. It is illegal for an employment agency 
to change you for its services. Instead, they receive pay- 
ment from the employers. 

Sign up with several agencies; this is the best way to 
cover every possible position. But be sure to contact 
each agency before you send your resume; otherwise 
your hard work may end up in the trash. Each agency 
will ask your permission before they send your resume 
out to businesses. This way, another agency will not send 
your resume to the same company. 

Be sure to set job-hunting goals every week and keep 
them up. Look in the newspaper and online. Ask some- 
one you know who has a job that you admire how they 
got their position and then go from there. There are thou- 
sands of jobs out there; just find one that suits you! 


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April 10, 2002 


The Echo 9 

Is the drinking age reasonable? 

By Bret Rumbeck 

Ahh ... the light at the end of the 
school year is more than visible 
now! The long and hard-fought bat- 
tle with the education system is 
almost over for some of us. 

Since spring break was just two 
weeks ago, Jason and I thought we'd 
help you try to piece together your 
vacation, in case something intoxi- 
cating made you forget the hottie 
from Ohio State you hooked up with. 
Raise a glass to college recreation! 

I'm willing to guess that, as col- 
lege students, we've all wondered 
why it took until we became 21 to be 
legally allowed to drink an alcoholic 
beverage. By 1 8, we could vote, buy 
tobacco and pornography, have our 

By Jason Scott 

When Bret and I decided to write 
our opinions about the drinking age, I 
agreed because it is a pertinent and 
interesting topic, but also because I 
thought it would be an easy one; it was 
quickly impressed upon me in reading 
some statistics and a bit of history that 
the question of lowering the drinking 
age is in no way as simple as I had 
expected. While the nearly automatic 
reaction among most college students 
with whom I have spoken on the issue, 
and I am guilty here too, is that it 
should be lowered, I was caught off- 
guard by some of the information I 
read and forced to reconsider my pre- 
conceptions on the matter. The sad 
excuse for a tentative conclusion I 
have reached is that a national mini- 
mum legal purchasing age makes 

government tax us, and have Uncle 
Sam draft us to fight in any war he 
chooses. So what happened to the 
ability to legally consume a few 
beers on our 1 8th birthday? 

Well, up until 1984, states could 
choose their own minimum drinking 
age, courtesy of the 10th 
Amendment, and 30 states had it set 
at 1 8. Under the Reagan 
Administration, combined with the 
efforts of Jerry Falwell and the 
Moral Majority, the National 
Minimum Drinking Age Act was 
passed. The act declared every state 
had to raise its individual minimum 
drinking age to 2 1, or lose 10 percent 
of its federal highway funding. 

The rationale behind this move- 
ment is just asinine, and I'm having 
trouble comprehending it. Does 
three years really make a difference 
in the ability to handle alcohol? 
Shooting an M-16 rifle at our 'ene- 
mies' is OK, but shooting Jack 
Daniels with our friends isn't. 

It's a rare occasion when a 
group of friends doesn't have a sober 
driver in the mix during a night on 
the town. Even high school kids 
almost always find safe rides home 
from parties. But the media just let 
America know how irresponsible 
high school and college students are. 
I bet there was no media coverage 

sense and should stay in place and 
remain enforced, or at least not be 
dropped below 1 9; the age 1 8 seems to 
be the defining problem in this matter. 

I never thought of it this way 
before, but the problem is clear once 
you think about it. Everyone is always 
arguing over whether the Minimum 
Legal Purchase Age should be 2 1 , 18, 
or abolished altogether. Figures from 
the National Highway Transportation 
Safety Board show very strong num- 
bers in estimated lives saved: 17,000 
between 1985 and 1996 (the law was 
passed in 1984). Numbers of DWI 
arrests, youth suicides, marijuana use, 
crime and youth alcohol consumption 
all dropped. There was a decline in 
alcohol-related crash fatalities among 
young drivers. Studies show that youth 
who lack access to alcohol use or 
abuse less later in their lives, and are 
less likely to do so. 

Now we get to the age 18 issue. It 
might be a comfort issue that gets peo- 
ple hung up on this number, and on 21, 
but even then there is a somewhat dis- 
turbing lack of logic. Here is the prob- 
lem: while there are many 1 8-year olds 
who are independent, have graduated 
high school and want to enjoy a beer 
after work or at a party or in their col- 
lege dorm There are nearly as many 
18-year- olds still in high school hang- 
ing out with younger teens who want 

during Service Day last week, and 
there wasn't one when the blood 
bank was here, either. 

Here's a newsflash for all the 
parents and 'adults' who read our 
newspaper: at one point in your 
child's college experience, he or she 
has probably been grossly intoxicat- 
ed. This has been a huge controversy 
in the media the past few years 
because Americans are curious why 
college students want to go "binge 
drinking" all the time. First, 'all the 
time' is an overstatement. 
Responsible drinking occurs all the 
time; binge drinking occurs on spe- 
cial occasions. We drink to enjoy our 
independence. We drink because 
some parents have sheltered us from 
the slings and arrows that life hurls 
at us from time to time. Should I 
give away more trade secrets? 
Supposedly, we only get to live 
once; therefore, we are only young 
once. We can get away with it, thus 
there is no good reason not to have a 
beer or four after the wrestling pro- 
gram . 

CLU's alcohol policy, along with 
a few others, is just as impractical as 
the National Minimum Drinking Age 
Act. After four years here, I'm still 
seeking the- non-RA answer to why 
21-year-olds are not allowed to have 
a beer. Then again, none of us can 

this same adult right but who lack the 
adult independence and duties that 
lead to responsibility through necessi- 
ty. I know very few 21 -year-olds who 
hang out with high schoolers, let alone 
attend high school parties, which at 
least indicates to me the conclusion 
that most of the underage people get- 
ting alcohol from people 21 and over 
are over high school age. 

What common sense then dictates 
is that if the drinking age were lowered 
to 1 8, all the younger high schoolers 
with whom the 18-year-old seniors 
were in partying and hanging out with 
would have the same access to alcohol 
that a 19-year-old now has in college. 
By dropping the drinking age to 19 
instead of 18, there would be very few 
instances of people outside high 
school not being able to drink for more 
than a 6 to 12 month period until they 
turned 19, while there still would not 
be a huge influx of alcohol into the 
high school environment. 

On the other hand, instead of solv- 
ing anything, lowering the drinking 
age to 18 takes the problem out of col- 
lege and puts it in high school. 

With clear ties to DWI arrest, sui- 
cide, other drug use, violence and 
crime rates, there is simply no good 
reason to expose every kid in high 
school to an alcoholic social environ- 
ment that they should not be subjected 

even have a member of the opposite 
sex in their room, but that's a whole 
separate issue. I said it before, and 
I'll say it again: CLU fails to teach 
non-classroom responsibility to its 
students. The people who make the 
regulations here feel that 2 1 -year-old 
CLU students aren't ready to enjoy 
an adult beverage with their room- 
mates. Is it because we fool students 
into thinking alcohol is the root of all 
evil? I've also heard a rumor that 
professors will not be allowed to 
drink with students on visits to for- 
eign countries. Again, what is the 
administration getting worked up 

If I want to buy a professor a 
glass of wine for taking a group of 
students to Europe, this is not the 
end of the world. I'm convinced the 
school feels we aren't ready for any 
real-world situation until we receive 
a diploma. 

One of the most persistent and 
unusual aspects of human behavior, 
observable in all cultures and 
through at] of history, is man's dis- 
satisfaction with his ordinary state of 
consciousness and the consequent 
development of innumerable meth- 
ods for altering it. So if you're a bit 
altered at the moment, and have a 
good idea for a topic, email me at 

to yet. 

College is an altogether different 
matter than high school, as those in 
college are considered responsible 
adults; in my mind all a public college 
should do is abide by state or national 
law as best it can, while a private insti- 
tution should do whatever makes the 
most sense (often different from 
national law and almost always differ- 
ent from California state law) within 
legal bounds. 1 do not think that CLU's 
alcohol policy is awful, nor that it is 
wonderful; either honest and consis- 
tent enforcement or in-depth reconsid- 
eration might do it some good, but 
having attended this school for four 
years I know that if people want to 
drink they can and if they don't want 
to they don't; life here is very stable 
and safe, and 1 think most students 
would agree this is a good academic 
environment. The problem that I see is 
the one already discussed, namely that 
an open alcohol policy would create a 
flood of alcohol onto campus (yes, 
more than is already here) and a 
tremendous increase in its availability 
to students of all ages who live here. In 
any case, this topic deserves far more 
consideration than I can offer here, and 
changed or not, I think policy here 
would be better off for some strong 

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April 10, 2002 

Tennis teams near 
flawless over break 

By Cassandra Wolf 


Over spring break, the Regals and 
Kingsmen tennis teams faced tough com- 
petition and came out successful in five 
out of eight matches. 

On March 19, the Regals defeated 
the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 7-2. 
Senior Jennifer Stoltenberg and junior 
Laura Snapp and senior Stacy Scanlan and 
sophomore Stephanie Perkins won their 
doubles matches. Freshman Lisa 
Novajosky retired from the first doubles 
match, with CLU ahead, as a result of an 
ankle injury. In singles competition, soph- 
omore Rebecca Hunau, Stoltenberg, 
Scanlan, Perkins, Snapp and sophomore 

Annika Ludewig all won their matches. 

"Working on our skills has paid off; 
it showed in our match that we are doing 
extremely well [and] that practice is pay- 
ing off ... I was really happy to see them go 
out and play really well. It was sad that 
Lisa had sprained her ankle, but everybody 
moved up a place in singles and played 
extremely well, even playing a position 
higher than they normally do. That's 
good," Garrison said. 

"I thought we did really well," said 
Hobden. "Even though Lisa hurt herself, 
the team stuck together and had fun [with 
the match]. You could see the team getting 
tougher. Everyone was sorry and sad, but 
everyone stepped it up and played their 
best, so that was cool." 

Photograph by Carissa Johnson 

No. l Regal, sophomore Becca 
Hunau, won each of her matches 
over spring break. 



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Photograph by Carissa Johnson 
Junior Laura Snapp made a suc- 
cessful move to the No. 3 position 
over break against Linfield 

On March 21, the 
Kingsmen defeated 

Willamette University 
(Ore.), 7-0. 

Junior Arif Hasan, 
sophomore Jeremy 

Quinlan, freshman Quinn 
Calderon, junior Sean 
Ruitenberg, sophomore 
Jacob Manogue and 
freshman Andy Porter 
each won their singles 
matches. Hasan and 
Quinlan, along with 
Calderon and Ruitenberg 
won their doubles match- 

"Today's match was 
great," said head coach 
Mike Gennette. 

"Wisconsin is typically a 
nationally ranked team, 
but [this year] they're out 
of the top 25. The match 
showed us how strong we 
are. Every match we've 
won, we've won 7-0 or 
more. Our progress has 
really been steady and 

"We all came out thinking we would 
have to play a nationally ranked team," 
said junior Tim Di Leo. "We all just got 
pumped ^np; everyone came out on fire 
today. We've been having trouble with 
slow starts, [but] we came out really strong 
in doubles. Everyone won their games and 
came out stronger than they normally do." 

The Regals' match scheduled for 
March 22 against Willamette was can- 
celed. However the next day, the Regals 
defeated Pacific Lutheran University 
(Wa.), 9-0. In doubles, Hunau and 
Novajosky, Stoltenberg and Snapp and 
Scanlan and Perkins all won their matches. 
In singles, Hunau, Novajosky, Stoltenberg, 
Scanlan, Perkins. Snapp and Hobden won. 

On March 28, the Regals defeated 
Linfield University (Ore.), 5-4. In doubles, 
Hunau and Novajosky defeated their 
opponents. Stoltenberg and Snapp and 
Scanlan and Perkins won and Ludewig 

Photograph by Tory Fithian 
Junior Clint Mcintosh won his doubles match on 
April 5 against Pomona-Pitzer Colleges with team- 
mate Tim DiLeo. 

and sophomore Heather Peterson blanked 
their opponents. In singles, Hunau and 
Novajosky won their matches, as did. 
Scanlan, Snapp, Hobden. Ludewig, and 

On March 29, the Regals lost to 
Hardin-Simmons University, 2-7. Hunau 
and Novajosky won their doubles match 
and Novajosky won both sets of her sin- 
gles match. 

On March 30, the Regals lost to UC 
Santa Cruz, 1-8. Hunau and Novajosky 
won their doubles match. 

On April 5, the Kingsmen lost to 
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, 3-4. Di Leo and 
Clint Mcintosh won their doubles match- 
es. Quinlan Calderon and Ruitenberg won 
their singles matches. 

On April 6, the Kingsmen lost to 
Westmont College, 2-7. Calderon and 
Manogue won their singles matches. 

The Regals also played on April 6 
and defeated Alliant University, 7-2. 

Kingsmen golf team drops 
to fourth in SCIAC standings 

By Luke Patten 

The California Lutheran University 
men's golf team has been busy over the 
last two weeks. It picked up two wins but 
also a key loss in' league play, while also 
taking fifth place in the 1 lth annual 
Kingsmen invite. 

On March 18, the Kingsmen easily 
handled Chapman University with a score 
of 328-419. Jess Card shot an 80 to lead 
the way. He was followed by Matt 
Holland (81), Aaron Bondi (82), Chris 
Henderson (85), JordaD Silvertrust (86) 
and Randy Cox (88). The win was the 
second in less than a week over Chapman 

for CLU. 

That win set up an important 
matchup with the University of Redlands 
on March 21. Both teams were part of a 
four-way logjam of teams with one loss at 
the top of the conference standings. 

Unfortunately, Redlands got the bet- 
ter of the Kingsmen with a 309-315 Score. 
Aaron Bondi's round of 74 was the low 
score of the day for the Kingsmen. 
Holland (79), Card (80) and Silvertrust 
(82) also figured fn the scoring. 
Henderson (83) and Cox (84) completed 
the Kingsmen team. 

According to Bondi, the difference 
in the matchup came from the number one 
golfer for Redlands. 

"I was playing with him most of the 
day until the end when he started making 
a whole bunch of birdies," Bondi said. 

The next challenge for CLU was the 
Kingsmen invite, which took place over 
March 25 and 26. CLU finished with a 
score of 970 over the three-round tourna- 
ment to finish in fifth place. UC San 
Diego shot a 935 to get a one-stroke vic- 
tory over Redlands. 

Jordan Silvertrust completed -the 
tournament with a score of 239 (81-83-75) 
to take first for the Kingsmen. He was 
joined by Bondi (242), Card (245), Cox 
(249) and Holland (252). 

Kingsmen coach Jeff Lindgren said 
the high scores were due to playing an 

exceptionally difficult course. 

"It's just a really touch course. The 
toughest course we've played all year. It's 
over 7,000 yards long, the greens can be 
tricky, there's a whole lot of sand and a lot 
of up and down over the whole course," 
said Lindgren. 

The Kingsmen got back on the win- 
ning track on April 1 by defeating 
Pomona-Pitzer 322-327. less Card fired a 
round of 78 to lead the team. Randy Cox 
(80) finished in second followed by Bondi 
(81), Silvertrust (83), Jason Poyser (83) 
and Holland (85). 

The Kingsmen currently sit in fourth 
place in the league standings with a 3-2 
record; they have a 5-2 record overall. 

April 10, 2002 


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SCIAC championship 
lost for baseball team 

By Michelle Loughmiller 


The Kingsmen baseball team kept a 
busy schedule over spring break with com- 
petition in eight games against Pt. Loma 
Nazarene University, University of 
Wisconsin, La Crosse, Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, Westmont College 
and Pomona-Pitzer. The Kingsmen won 
four games and currently stand with a 
record of 21-7 overall. Although the 
Kingsmen are disappointed with the three 
losses against Pomona-Pitzer, they still 
have proven to be a strong team after beat- 
ing No. 5 Montclair (NJ) State and No. 2 1 
Ithaca (NY) in March. In addition, the 
Kingsmen have kept a strong record and 
are ranked 18th in the American Baseball 
Coaches Association NCAA Division III 
national poll. 

On Monday, 

March 18, the 
Kingsmen traveled to 
San Diego to play Pt. 
Loma Nazarene 

University. Junior 

Justin Thomas started 
the game out for CLU 
and pitched four 
innings with three 
strikeouts. Taylor 

Slimak went three for 
four and Luke Stajcar 
went two for five. Both 
Anthony Esquibel and 
Jason Claros had dou- 
bles. The final score 
was a 0-7 loss Photograph by Jessica Newton 

After the tough Junior Luke Stajcar slides home for one of his three 
loss on Monday, CLU runs scored against Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday. 
played against 

Photograph by Jessica Newton 
Junior Justin Keeling pitched five 
innings against the Sagehens on 
Saturday, earning six strikeouts. 

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse on 
Tuesday, March 19, and won with a final 
score of 16-7. 

Justin Keeling pitched five innings 
and out of 21 batters he only allowed five 
hits, let no runs score and recorded seven 
strikeouts. Jason Hirsch pitched two 
innings and added three strikeouts. 

Ryan Cooney went three for four 
with a double and a two-run home run in 
the third inning. Senior Steve Maitland 
had a grand slam home run in the seventh 
inning and went two for four with six 
RBI's. Slimak went two for five and 
added three runs to the score and Luke 
Stajcar went two for three with two runs 
and three RBI's. 

On Saturday, March 23, California 
Lutheran University played two non-con- 

ference games against MIT. Ryan Melvin 
pitched the whole game and only allowed 
one run and acquired six total strikeouts. 

Brian Skaug went two for three with 
both hits being solo home runs. Aaron 
Dixon had a three-run home run in the 
sixth inning to give CLU a 5-1 lead. 

In the second game of the day. the 
Kingsmen did not let up and won with a 
huge lead of 8-0. 

Amos Raddatz pitched six innings 
and had five strikeouts. Keeling pitched 
one inning and added three strikeouts. 

Slimak had two solo home runs in 
the fifth and sixth innings. Claros had a 
three- run home run in the second inning 
and Ed Edsall had a solo home run in the 
fifth inning. 

Please see BASEBALL, Page 12 

Track stands out at UCR 

By Katie Bashaw 


The Galifomia Lutheran University 
track team split last week, with some ath- 
letes taking the week off from competition 
and a few of the Kingsmen and Regals' top 
competitors traveling to UC Riverside for 
a six-way meet on Saturday, April 6. 

"I looked at the times the other teams 
were running and brought our top people 
in each event," said head coach Scott 

The University of LaVerne and 
Occidental College, Southern California 
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference com- 
petitors also attended. 

Sophomore Keith Jones' 12-foot per- 
sonal record in the javelin throw was the 
highlight of the meet for the Kingsmen. 
His 153-foot toss earned him third place 
behind two Oxy throwers. 

Jones says that there aren't any spe- 
cific skill he works on in practice, just that 
he has been getting stronger throughout 
the season. 

"I also have a great coach [throws 
coach Bob to guide me through the way," 
Jones said. 

Sophomore Cory Hughes also threw 
javelin for the Kingsmen. His 120.8-foot 
distance was good for seventh. Hughes 
and Jones also competed in the discus and 
hammer throw, respectively. 

Junior Tom Ham finished the men's 
5K in 16:25. Freshmen John Cummings 
and Scott Sigfried also compeateted in the 
race, finishing in 16:59 and 17:34, respec- 

Junior Grant Kincade participated in 
both hurdle races for the Kingsmen. His 
16.19 110-meter high hurdle finish was 
good for fourth place and in the 400-meter 
intermediate hurdles, Kincade finished in 
sixth place with a time of 1:01.3. 

Freshman Marcus Green finished the 
men's 400-meter race in 54.5. 

Freshman Jaquie Rameriez and 
sophomore Elizabeth Hergert were the 
most versitile of the Regals at Riverside. 
Besides finishing the 100-meter dash in 
13.81 and the 200-meter in 28.15, 
Rameriez also participated in the long 
jump for the first time this year, placing 
fifth with a leap of 15.8 feet. Hergert 
leaped 13.8 feet in the long jump and 31.2 
feet in the triple jump. She also threw 61.1 
feet in the women's javelin throw. 

Usually a participant in many events, 
sophomore Dereem McKinney slowed 
down to rest a recurring quad injury and 
focused all her energies on the javelin this 
week, throwing 78.6 feet, good for eighth 
place. Freshman Ashleigh Poulin also 
threw 63 feet for the Regals in javelin and 
25.7 feet in shot put. 

Freshman Aubrigh Hutchison took a 
break from running events this week. Her 

32.9 feet leap was good for fourth in the 
triple jump and she also threw 86.4 feet in 
the women's hammer throw. 

In the women's 100-meter hurdles, 
freshman Lauren Mooney ran for fourth 
place in 18.9 and in the 5K. sophomore 
Amanda Klever finished in 20:57, good 
for fifth place. 

Usually 800-meter runners, fresh- 
man Kristy Fischer and sophomore 
Gianina Lomedico earned personal 
records in the 1500-meter race this week- 
end. Fischer came in fourth in 5:05, while 
teammate Lomedico in tenth in 5:09 in a 
very close finish. 

"I was actually running in last place 
until the last lap," Fischer said. "My plan 
was to sprint the last lap ... that was where 
I had to make my move to get around all 
the girls." 

This weekend, the Kingsmen and 
Regals return to SCIAC action at the 
University of Redlands where they will be 
competing against Redlands, the 
California Institute of Technology and 
Whittier College in their final dual meet 
before conference championships. 

"I prioritize meets on a one to three 
scale," Fickerson said. "We only have two 
threes: this and conference championships 
... I think both men and women have a 
chance to beat Whittier, Cal Tech and 

on the 


By John Botta 

The California Lutheran University 
softball team shifted gears to close out 
the month of March by taking part in the 
Fifth Annual Sun West Classic at 
Chapman University. 

On March 16, the Regals started off 
tournament play with a bang, disembow- 
eling Mercy College 9-0. After taking a 
2-0 lead in the second inning, the Regals 
finished off their opponents with a 
fourth-inning scoring explosion. Carrie 
Hardey's RBI triple to left field started 
the six-run streak. After Mercy was 
unable to answer back in the next inning, 
the game was called after four and a half, 
ironically, due to the mercy rule. 

Later that day, the Regals lost to 
Messiah College, 5-0, but the Regals 
responded to the loss with a three-game 
winning streak. Against Williams 
College, junior Christa Galier became 
the first Regal of the season to leave the 
park with a solo home run that put Cal 
Lutheran ahead and set the tone for the 
next three games. 

After Williams tied things up in the 
fourth, the Regals got down to business 
in the fifth. Junior Erin Neuhaus started 
things off with an RBI double. Freshman 
Heidi Miller's sacrifice bunt brought in a 
run for the Regals while freshman 
Meagan Loescbe's single brought in 
another. After the attack ceased, the 
Regals were in the driver's seat with a 
five-run lead- Williams attempted a 
comeback in the seventh inning, scoring 
two runs; but with runners on second and 
third, pitcher Neuhaus did not get rattled, 
finishing off the last batter and giving 
Cal Lutheran the 6-3 win. 

Next, the Regals took on Menlo 
College. In the first inning, Menlo took a 
quick 1-0 lead and the Regals responded 
in the bottom of the inning as Heidi 
Miller tied the game up with an RBI sin- 
gle. After neither team could manage to 
find any offense, Gallier broke the game 
open with a shot to left field that brought 
in two runs and put the Regals ahead to 
stay. Pitcher Hardey kept Menlo in check 
and the Regals got their third win of the 
tournament, 3-1. 

After winning their next game. 3-1, 
over the University of Puget Sound, the 
Regals ran out of gas, ending their 
participation in the Sun West Classic 
with four straight losses. 

Returning to SCIAC competition, 
the Regals hosted Pomona-Pitzer on 
Friday, April 5. The Regals came back 
late in the game to force extra innings. In 
the bottom of the ninth, Miller's sacrifice 
bunt allowed sophomore Carrie Mitchell 
to slide into home, just a split second 
before the catcher's tag and win the game 
for Cal Lutheran. 

The next day the Regals traveled to 
Pomona Piuser for a double-header. The 
Regals won both games, dominating the 
first game 12-3, and shutting out the 
Sagehens in the second 5-0. 

"We've really been working well 
together as a team," said Mitchell. "If we 
can keep playing the way we did in our 
last few game we'll be okay." 

12 The Echo 


April 10, 2002 

Brown leads Regals 
quietly by example 

8y Katie Bashaw 


Brusta Brown is the fourth and final 
.California Lutheran University student to 
be nominated by her peers on the Student- 
Athlete Committee to attend the NCAA 
Leadership Conference in Florida in May. 

Brown has leaped headfirst into 
extracurricular activities since arriving at 
CLU in August as a freshman. Besides 
starting on the Regals basketball team, she 
also is an Inter-club rep for Brothers and 
Sisters United, coaches basketball for the 
Special Olympics and refs intramural bas- 
ketball games. 

The skills that Brown is learning on 
the court will serve to help her as she 
moves through life. Her major in interna- 
tional studies will hopefully lead to a job 
bringing people from different cultures 

Brown's leadership skills began to 
develop as a freshman at Saugus High 
School when she was named to be point- 
guard on a team made up mostly of jun- 
iors. She learned the hard way not to be 
bossy in her position of authority, but to 
lead by example and show that she truly 
deserved to be recognized with such an 
honor. As the point guard, she is at the 
center of pi ay and the natural leader on the 
court. She describes her job as managing 

the different personalities on the team to 
achieve one common goal. 

"Every team has conflicts," Brown 
wrote in her application essay, "but as a 
leader, you must help people see past their 
differences and show them they can be 
united for a common goal and compliment 
each other with those differences," 

Brown continued through high 
school, refining her leadership style each 
year as a new team would form. 

"Through the experience of being a 
student-athlete, I have learned to be a 
more flexible person both in sports and in 
life. I have also learned to have patience 
and work through a situation rationally," 
she wrote. 

Since coming to the Regals team. 
Brown is among many other players her 
own age. but she still finds herself step- 
ping up as a leader. 

"We have a very young team, with 
lots of talent, but for sometime, we have 
been a leaderless one," wrote Brown. "No 
one has taken the step to be the solidifying 
force that will bring us together. This 
experience has shown me just how chaot- 
ic life can be without leadership. I have 
learned to be a silent leader." 

As she did as a freshman at Saugus, 
Brown learned to be a silent leader at 
CLU. She hustles during practice, works 
hard on her own game and communicates 

Photograph courtesy of Jenny Brydo 
Freshman Brusta Brown works for 
the intramural office in her time off 
from the Regals basketball team. 

with her teammates on a daily basis. 

The skills that she is learning add to 
her classroom education to help her 
achieve her professional goals. 

"At the moment, I have to work with 
people with different personalities," 
Brown wrote. "I will ultimately have to 
work with people from different cultures, 
races and languages. A job in this field 
will require me to ... bring these people 
together to accomplish a common goal, 
notfor a sports team this time, but for per- 
haps a team that will make this world a 
better place." 


■ Continued from Page 11 

On Wednesday, March 27, CLU 
traveled to Westmont College and won 
with a score of 10- 1 . Hirsch pitched seven 
innings and only allowed one earned run. 
Keeling pitched two innings and had four 
strikeouts out of six total batters. 

Dixon, Maitland and Andy Luttrell 
each had RBI doubles in the fourth inning. 
"It was good to go on break with a 
21-4 record," Luttrell said. 

On Friday, April 5, the Kingsmen 
played one of the most important games of 
the season at Pomona-Pitzer. Hirsh had 
nine strikeouts and four earned runs. 
Dixon went two for four with a home run 
in the second inning. Despite the effort, 
CLU still fell short for the win and lost 
with a final score of 1-4. 

On Saturday, April 6, the Kingsmen 
faced Pomona-Pitzer at home and still 
came up short in both games. The final 
scores were 4-6 and 5-19. 

In the first game, Melvin pitched 
four innings and had four strikeouts. 
Keeling finished the game and had six 
strikeouts and no runs scored. Luke 
Stajcar went two for three and Manny 
Mesqueda had a home run and two RBI's. 
Jeff Meyers went one for three with a 
home run. 

In the second game Claros and 
Meyers had home runs. 

'The Pomona game determined a lot 
of how the season would end up and we're 
disappointed with the outcome. Now we 
have to work hard to win the rest of our 
games and get a bid in the regionals," 
Luttrell said. 

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Contraceptives 4-1 

n Jesus' Arms 4-1 

Hoopsters 4-1 

Freshmen Redshirts 2-3 

Pizza Gods 1-4 

Sweet 'Ole V 0-5 

Vatos Locos 0-5 

Rim Fusion 5-0 

Wesideriders 4-1 

Hitmen 2K2 3-1 

Sugar Sweet Lip Kissers 1-1 

Footballers 2-2 

Free Agents 0-4 

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THURSDAY. April 11 

8 p.m. Footballers vs. 

Sugar Sweet Lip Kissers 
-Free Agents vs. 
Team Yucatan 

9 p.m. Rim Fusion vs. 

Hitmen 2K2 
-Contraceptives vs. - 
Freshman Redshirts 

10 p.m. Hoopsters vs. 

Sweet 'Ole V 
-Vatos Locos vs. 
Pizza Gods 

11 p.m. Shadiest vs. 

In Jesus' Arms 

SUNDAY. April 14 

8 p.m. Shadiest vs. 

-In Jesus' Arms vs. 
Freshman Redshirts 

9 p.m. Sweet 'Ole V vs. 

Vatos Locos 
-Contraceptives vs. 
Pizza Gods 

10 p.m. Wesideriders vs. 

-Hitmen 2K2 vs. 
Team Yucatan 

11 p.m. Free Agents vs. 

Sugar Sweet Lip Kissers 

Check with your SOFTBALL 
team captain to see if your 
game is canceled due to 
Spring Formal. 

California Lutheran University 



Volume 42, No. 22 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

April 17, 2002 


Drama department to host 
"Quilters" in two weeks 

See story page 7 


Modern-day persecution of 

Christians in the Middle East 


See story page 5 


Baseball sweeps 

See story page 10 

Spring Formal set in Paradise 

By April Vodden 

California Lutheran University stu- 
dents made the trip from Thousand Oaks to 
San Diego this weekend to dine and dance 
at this year's Spring Formal. About 275 
students attended the event, held Saturday, 
April 13, at Paradise Point Resort in the 
Mission Bay area of San Diego, Calif, 
near Sea World. The resort was located in a 
little cove right on the beach. 

Students bought their tickets in 
advance for $60 a couple or $35 a person. 
About 1 50 students bought their tickets on 
the last possible day, Friday, April 5. 
Students were able to pose for pictures 

taken by professional photographers at the 
dance. The first 50 people to arrive at the 
dance got a special discount on their pic- 
ture package. 

The event began at 8 p.m. with dinner, 
served around 8:45 p.m. Students, seated 
ten per table, dined on a three-course meal 
of bread, salad, chicken, mashed potatoes, 
and a chocolate mousse dessert. 

"The food was really good. The chick- 
en had a lot of flavor, and I really liked the 
dessert," said junior Kobi Colyar. 

Students 21 years of age and older 
received wristbands and could purchase 
alcohol from the bar. 

After dinner, the lights dimmed, and 
students danced by candlelight. Students 

really enjoyed the dancing and music, 
however, some felt that there could have 
been more musical variety. 

"I would have really liked to have 
heard the DJ play some techno music. And 
like last year, the dance floor was too 
small," said sophomore Casey Fetkenhier. 

"Although the dance floor was crowd- 
ed, most of the students were dancing, and 
for the most part, seemed to enjoy the 
music," said junior Dave Seals. 

The dance was in a banquet room sep- 
arate from the hotel and many students 
explored the area surrounding the hotel. 

"There were torches outside to light 
the area. You could walk down to the mari- 
na and around the hotel. It was really cool," 

said junior Kobi Colyar. 

Many students really like the off-cam- 
pus location of the spring dances. 

"It was good to get out of Thousand 
Oaks, and the weather was really nice. I 
also liked that it was not as far away as it 
was last year. I think that a lot more stu- 
dents were able to come than if it had been 
farther away," said sophomore Casey 

"It was well organized. The hotel was 
really nice. The scenery was good and din- 
ner was cool," said sophomore Brendan 

For more photos see FORMAL, 
Page 3 

Photograph by Eric Ingemunson 
The night began with a three-course dinner topped off by a rich chocolate mousse 
dessert, then students headed for the dance floor for a night of fun. 

Photograph by Eric Ingemunson 
Sophomore Kat Boyd, pictured with her boyfriend and fellow CLU 
students, gets down to music provided by a DJ at Spring Formal last 

GSA hosts first Harmony Week 

By Lisa Radberg 

After extensive preparation, the 
Gay/Straight Alliance student organization 
launched Harmony Week at California 
Lutheran University last Monday, April 8. 
Devoting each day to an activity supporting 
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender 
rights, the week served to enlighten and 
educate the CLU community. 

"We [GSA] just want people to realize 
that there are gay, lesbian and bisexual peo- 
ple everywhere," said freshman Nick 
Gordon, president of GSA. 

"I think the week couldn't have gone 
much better than it has," he said. "People 
have seemed to be really supportive and 
interested in what we've been doing." 

Harmony Week kicked off Monday, 
April 8, with a Day Without Art-a national 
day honoring AIDS and HIV victims. The 
Blue Jeans Day and the Day of Silence fol- 
lowed on Tuesday and Wednesday, respec- 
tively, both offering opportunities for stu- 
dents to demonstrate their support of gay 

Thursday featured a screening of the 
controversial documentary "Call to 
Witness," followed by a discussion in 
Overton Hall. Bishop Paul Egertson, Ph.D., 
presented the video covering the current 
battle in the Evangelical Lutheran Church 
of America over ordination of gay and les- 
bian priests. The ELCA asked Egertson to 
resign last year after he had participated in 
the ordination of Anita Hill, who is lesbian. 
Students had mixed reactions to the topic. 

Toni Renee Musumeci, a junior and art 
major, was surprised to see how sensitive 
and divisive an issue this is to the ELCA. 
She feels gay and lesbian priests would 
contribute to a more open-minded society 
and help children grow up to be less preju- 
diced against minorities. 

"I think it's really important, especial- 
ly at a small school, to educate people as 
much as possible about controversial 
issues," said Marina Julius, a junior and 
triple major in psychology, philosophy and 
criminal justice. 

Julius, who is the treasurer of the GSA, 
came out as a bisexual when she was 14. 
Please see HARMONY, Page 4 

Photograph by Lani Green 

Jeans with the names of victims of hate crimes written on them lined Memorial 
Parkway. Their purpose was to commemorate those victims of hate crimes and 
raise awareness about such crimes. 

The Echo 


APRIL 17, 2002 

a clu peek at this week 


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Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Church Council Meeting 
Chapel Lounge 

Rotaract Club 
Overton Hall 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


aprii 18 

FCA Meeting 
Nygreen 1 

7 p.m. 

Basketball Intramurals 

8 p.m. 


Student Union Building 

10 p.m. 


aprii 19 

Club Lu: Monte Carlo Night 


9 p.m. 


aprii 20 

Scandinavian Days 
Entire Campus 
All Day 


aprii 21 

Scandinavian Days 
Entire Campus 
All Day 

Softball Intramurals 
Gibello Field 

Worship Service 
6:15 p.m. 

Basketball Intramurals 


8 p.m. 

Hawaiian Club Meeting 


8 p.m. 


aprii 11 

Suite Selection 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 2 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 2 
6:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Res. Hall Association 
Nygreen 2 
8:30 p.m. 


aprii 16 

Suite Selection 

JIF Meeting 
Overton Hall 

7 p.m. 

Word Up Bible Study 
Chapel Lounge 

8 p.m. 

Hawaiian Club Presents its 4th Annual 

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with delicious Hawaiian Food and Polynesian Performers! 

Thursday, April 1 8 @ 5:30 p.m. 
in the CLU Gym on 1 01 Memorial Parkway 

Win a Trip to Hawaii (must be present for drawing <S 8pm) 

$7 for students $10 for staff/faculty 

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Applications now Available! 

April l%< 2002 
6:30 To 8 pm 
Nelson Room 

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"The English Theater: Mirror of Society and the Human Condition" 

The 2003 seminar will take place January 2-16 . We will spend a week in London, a weekend 

in Paris, and three days in Stratford upon Avon. We will see six plays in London and two in 

Stratford upon Avon. 

The cost of the trip is ^2,400, which includes airfare, lodging, two group dinners, all break- 
fasts, eight theatre tickets, several tours, a week-long tube pass in London, bus transporta- 
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For more info, see Prof. Ken Gardner (X3863), Prof. Susan Corey (X3394) or Prof. Joseph 
Everson (X3238). 

April 17, 2002 


The Echo 3 

Club Lu takes Students Formal: Students get footloose 

_ *»/» • -■ " Continued from Page 1 

out tor a co ffee night 

By Rachel Eskesen 


Students waited outside the Starbucks 
in Moorpark Village Friday night, April 12, 
for their turn to pick up a gift card for a free 
drink at Starbucks. Programs Board spon- 
sored the Starbucks Night, in which the 
first 200 students with CLU IDs received 
one of the $3 gift cards. This is the first 
time that Club Lu has sponsored a coffee 

The laid-back atmosphere that is syn- 
onymous with coffee houses was an ideal 
destination for college students looking to 
socialize and have fun, according to soph- 
omore Casey Jones, who enjoyed a 
Starbucks Mocha Frappucino. For some 
students, the idea of free coffee was 
enough to draw them out for the event. 

"I'm a huge fan of coffee, but it is 
really expensive, so it's nice to get it for 
free," sophomore Julie Norman said. 

Fellow sophomore Steve Carriere 
agreed with Norman's statement. 

"I love Starbucks, and free Starbucks 
tastes even better," he said. 

At least seven students from CLU 
work at the Starbucks where Club Lu took 
place, and four of those, Paul Bell, Lani 
Green, Heather Moore and Brandon 
Verdon, worked during the event. Green is 
a member of Programs Board and helped 
make the connections at this particular 
Starbucks that made the event possible. 

"It is really busy, but it's cool because 
it's so many CLU people," said Verdon. 

The main complaint for the evening 
was that the amount of $3 on the gift cards 
was too small. Most drinks that are under 
$3.00 are tall, the smallest size offered. 

"Three dollars is not enough for good- 
size drink, but I appreciate is anyway," said 
freshman David Sundby. 

For some students, the Friday night 
coffee jolt was just what they needed. 

"They can have Starbucks night every 
week. That would be great. I'm from 
Washington, and I like Starbucks," fresh- 
man Jon Oakman said. 

Photograph by Jessica Newton 
Freshmen Dave Sundby, Dominic Storelli, CJKridner and Jon Oakman 
enjoy coffee and time to relax after a busy week. 

Photograph by Jessica Newton 
Sophomores Becky Badertscher and Matt Anderson talk over drinks at 
Starbucks. Club Lu hosted the event this past Friday. 


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Photograph by Eric Ingemunson 
Students seemed to enjoy themselves at this year's Formal; they danced until 
the DJ stopped playing. 

Photograph by Eric Ingemunson 
Some of the time was spent just hanging out with friends in a more relaxed 
atmosphere than the one everyday academics provide. 

Former Ambassador Bodine speaks 
on her Middle Eastern experiences 

By Rachel Eskesen 


Barbara Bodine, a former ambassador to 
Kuwait and Yemen, spoke of her Middle 
Eastern involvement and experiences to a full 
house in Overton Hall last Tuesday, April 9. 
Faculty, community members and students 
gathered to hear Bodine's talk on counterter- 
rorism and the Middle East. 

"It was good to get a perspective on ter- 
rorist matters that wasn't all sugar coated by 
the media," junior Amanda Fraziersaid. 

Bodine covered a range of topics in her 
discussion, from what it was like being a 
woman with authority in the Middle East to 
basic tools of counteiterrorism, and her per- 
sonal history on the job. She even covered her 
experience with the FBI, which comes to her 
for consultation. During the 1998 embassy 
attack, she dealt with 150 FBI members 

"They come in large packages, a giant 
Slurpy size of FBI," Bodine said. 

"Terrorism is the use or threat of force by 
substantial group against civilians for a politi- 
cal purpose," Bodine said. 

According to Bodine, four basic tools 
used for counterterrorism were developed in 
the mid-1980s. The first is the military, which 
is the most "glitzy" part of counterterrorism, 
according to Bodine, as well as the one most 
visible through the media. The other three, 
intelligence, law enforcement, and diplomacy, 
work very closely together. 

In working against terrorism, Bodine 
emphasized the role of foreign policy and 

"The whole point of diplomacy is a 
means to an end, though most people think of 
it as saying nice things to people and offering 

them cookies and wine," Bodine said. 

It's important to develop good relations 
with other countries in times of peace so that 
it is easier to work together in times of war, 
she said. 

A question-and-answer period was held 
at the end of her talk. An audience member 
asked what happens when agencies such as 
CIA, FBI and State Department, work togeth- 
er. Who is the boss? Bodine said the ambassa- 
dors ultimately have authority. In one dispute 
she said to an FBI member, 

"That's really great. I represent the presi- 
dent. I trump." 

"I like that we got to hear a speaker who 
is so involved with Middle Easter affairs to 
speak on the subject," Sophomore Matt 
Anderson said. "It was really interesting to 
learn exactly how foreign policy works. It's 
something you hear a lot about but don't 
know how it functions." 

Photograph by Carissa Johnson 

Former Ambassador Bodine speak- 
ing in Overton Hall. 

The Echo 


April 17, 2002 

By Emily Holden 

Senators question: Programs 

what to do with $19,000 Board 


Senate met for die first time in two 
weeks on Monday, April 8, to discuss project 
ideas for the rest of the year and some proj- 
ects that were completed over the spring hol- 
iday. Even with only two Senate meetings left 
for this school year, the senators still have 
around $ 1 9,000 left in their budget. They dis- 
cussed some project possibilities, which 
include replacing the grill tops on barbeques 
and buying new furniture for the science 

Placing recycling bins near the mailbox- 
es in the SUB is a project that has been suc- 
cessfully completed. It is hoped that students 
will use the bins to throw away their junk 
mail, so that it can be recycled. 

"I'm hoping the recycle bins will 

increase awareness and encourage students to 
recycle and I hope the pictures will give more 
recognition to the athletes," said junior 
Senator Natalie Roberts. 

The athletic pictures, one project the 
senators have been working on, will be post- 
ed in the SUB soon. The athletic pictures 
have all been framed and are waiting for 
facilities to come to the SUB to rearrange 
existing pictures and then put up the new 

One project that senate is trying to com- 
plete, before the school year is over, is the 
replacement of the grill tops on all the barbe- 
ques around campus. Senators need a price 
quote and to work out the details in order to 
complete this project. 

"1 had a couple of requests from the area 
residence coordinators and we want to get 
new tops soon because we know the grills get 

a lot of use over the summer," said freshman 
Senator Jennifer Carlson. 

Senators are also planning on replacing 
the old red couches in the Ahmanson Science 

"A student came to us with a concern 
about the couches and they are in really bad 
shape," said junior Senator Suzanne 

Senators are planning on buying two 
sofas and four chairs to put in the lounge, and 
possibly end tables. Senators are looking into 
prices and a bill will be ready next Monday 
for this purchase. The study chairs that are 
currently in the lounge will remain there. 

It was also announced that Bret 
Rumbeck was the Senator of the month. 

If you have any suggestions of how else 
to spend the money left in the Senate budget 
call ASCLU at x3462. 

By KimNelli 

Harmony: students aim to make 
a difference and inform others 

■ Continued from Page l 

When derogatory comments on homosexuals in her Catholic con- 
firmation class became too overwhelming, she ultimately felt 
forced to give up on her Christian faith. Today. Julius turns to 
Shamanism and Buddhism in search of a faith in which she can be 

GSA president Gordon said one of the hardest things about 
being gay is to hear people around him openly condemn homosex- 

"For someone to think that there is something wrong with you, 
down to your core, certainly doesn't make you feel good," he said. 

Recent opinion articles published in The Echo representing 
conservative versus liberal views on gay rights created a lively 
debate on campus. 

"After writing my letter to the editor about those articles, I was 
approached many times by different people telling me how what I 
had to say was great and how much someone needed to say it— that 
made me feel a little better about the school and the students' atti- 
tudes." said Gordon. 

Photograph by Lani Green 

Mt'sa Doi and Rachel Peterson enjoy ice cream and 
show their support. 

Photograph by Lani Green 

GSA President Nick Gordon and Activities 
Coordinator Adrienne Wilcox pass out information 
during Harmony Week. 

The plans to have a Foam Party for the end 
of year dance have been changed to a Midnight 
Breakfast. A Foam Party is a party at which a 
building is filled with soapsuds and the party- 
goers dance in the foam. The California 
Lutheran University Programs Board had been 
planning the Foam Party for weeks, but on 
Monday's meeting, April 8, the board agreed: 
the party was going to cost too much and they 
were not sure of how the outcome would be. 
The general consensus was that people would 
not attend because of the stress the end of the 
year typically brings. 

"We think that people are going to want to 
relax and chill since it is the end of the year," 
said Program's Board President Nicole 

A Midnight Breakfast was brought up at 
the meeting as an alternative that would pro- 
vide a more relaxed atmosphere. This event has 
been a tradition at CLU for years, originally 
run by the cafeteria. This past October the 
Programs Board took over the event and 
moved it to the gym, attracting over 600 stu- 
dents. The suggestion soon became a definite 

"There will be Bingo, Uno, card games, 
Jamba Juice, Krispy Kreme donuts, muffins 
and gift certificate prizes from $5-$25," senior 
representative Lani Green said. 

The previous Midnight Breakfast generat- 
ed a few student complaints because of lengthy 
lines, not enough Krispy Kremes, and the waf- 
fle machine taking too long. Programs Board 
made some changes in response to these com- 
plaints. There wilJ be two lines to enter, and 
more Krispy Kremes, also muffins will replace 
the waffle machine. 

"We are still working with the same budg- 
et. We are looking into other activities and a DJ 
for those who want to dance," Hackbarth said. 

The Foam Party is still a consideration for 
the future. The board still has its contacts and 
is thinking about incorporating the Foam Party 
into Homecoming. 

Residents have promise of fun before end of year 

By April Vodden 

RHA met Monday, April 8, to reflect 
upon past programs and discuss upcoming 
events in the residence halls. 

Thompson Hall president Holly 
Hoppman reported that their March program 
was a "Grub and Rub." 

"We had all kinds of munchies like 
fresh fruit and pretzels, as well as people giv- 
ing massages," said Hoppman. 

Thompson's April event will be an end- 
of-the-year barbecue with water games, and 
it will be a collaborative effort among the 


According to Pederson Hall president 
Kirsten Zewers, their March program was a 
hall breakfast and they are planning a video 
game program for April. 

Liz Taube, Mt. Clef programmer, 
reported that they did not have a March pro- 
gram. They are currently planning a beach 
trip and barbecue program for April. 

The New West hall council put on a St. 
Patrick's Day event with munchies, includ- 
ing Lucky Charms, reported Hana Albarran, 
New West programmer. Their April event 
will be a movie night on April 17. They will 
be showing Care Bears and eating Gummy 

Bears. They are also helping the RAs with 
their volleyball tournament, April 27. 

Kara Thorkelson, Old West president, 
reported that their March event, a Ping-Pong 
tournament, was pushed back until April. 
They are planning a "Grub and Rub" for 

RHA also met in programmers', mar- 
keters', and presidents' committees. 

"In the programmers' committee, we 
discussed past events and how we could 
improve upon them in the future," said 

According to Michele Thompson, RHA 
director, the presidents' committee discussed 

using the remainder of the budget on a vari- 
ety of hall projects. 

"New West is looking into either fixing 
the existing barbecue or getting a new one. 
Old West is thinking about getting new 
microwaves and new vacuum cleaners for 
the halls," said Thompson. 

According to Danielle Ugas, Thompson 
marketer, the marketing committee dis- 
cussed putting together a packet to guide 
next year's marketing committee. 

RHA also allocated funds to Residence 
Life in order to reimburse them for electrical 
work done in the Thompson Hall laundry 

April 17, 2002 


The Echo 5 

Interactive Arts 
Festival is a success 

By Pamela Hunnicut 


California Lutheran University's 
Interactive Arts Festival took place last 
week from April 7 through April 14. The 
festival was an international showcase of 
multimedia-related works by CLU stu- 
dents and faculty along with national and 
international new media artists. 

The festivities began on Tuesday, 
April 9, with a lecture on "Instructional 
Digital Technology." A performance dis- 
cussion titled "The Pleasure of the Game" 
took place next, followed by a lecture on 
"Interconnecting Multimedia Territories." 
The opening reception took place that 
evening in the Kwan Fong Gallery. 

After the lectures on Tuesday, the fes- 
tivities continued with two presentations 
on Thursday, April 11, in the Kwan Fong 
Gallery. The first presentation was 
"Digital Music and Digital Composition" 
and the second was on "Performing 
Interactive Art." 

After the presentations, the interactive 
art was left on display in the gallery for all 
to enjoy. 

Barry Burns, a professor in the art 
department, was the "Man Behind the 
Curtain," with his head digitally projected 
onto a screen behind a few panels. If one 
stood there long enough next to the dis- 
play. Burns would talk. 

Also on display in the gallery was a 
small movie theater where everyone was 

invited to enter and enjoy the films that 
were admitted into the festival. Travis 
Watkins. a junior, wrote and directed both 
"Blasted Caps" and "Stuffed Vengeance," 
two of the films shown at the festival. 

Senior Scott Blaine wrote and direct- 
ed "Ed Rizdahl," directed "Pleasure to 
Burn," and co-directed "Monster 
Madness" along with senior Richard Shay. 
Shay wrote and directed "The Devil's 
Scout," which was played in the theater 
along with the other films. 

Covering the remainder of the gallery 
walls were digital images entered into the 
festival by students and faculty. Erik Moe, 
senior, entered several pieces of art includ- 
ing "Its Yellow," "Sunset Path" and 
"Center of Attention." 

Senior Kevin Aguirre displayed his 
"Head Phones" and "Camera." James 
Vela, senior, added to the imagery with his 
pieces "Obvious" and "Elvol." "Butterfly 
Girl" was also a digital image submitted 
by senior Anjuli Hurt. 

Dr. Andrea Huvard of the CLU biolo- 
gy department was a featured faculty 
member in the Interactive Arts Festival. 
She produced the video "Beneath the 
Surface," a piece of art designed to teach 
conservation and preservation of the 
marine environment through education. 

Student videos were submitted by 
several students including sophomore 
Neal Lembke, senior Carissa Johnson, 
senior Meianie Clarey, sophomore Joe ■ 
VanDalsem and junior Ryan Carpenter. 

Photograph by Candice Worthan 
CLU students enjoying some of the exhibits at the Interactive Arts Festival 
which was held last week in the Kwan Fong Gallery. 

Photograph by Candice Worthan 
"Center of Attention," by senior Eric Moe, was one of the many pieces dis- 
played at the festival. 

Modern-day Christian persecution 

By Simone Rizkallah 

Six months ago, before the eye-open- 
ing events of September 11, the idea of 
jihad (holy wars) to most Americans 
seemed to be something of the ancient 
past. To Western Americans, being perse- 
cuted and discriminated for being a 
Christian seems far-fetched. However, 
despite Western passivity, it is a fact that 
Christians are persecuted, discriminated 
and killed in over 60 countries worldwide. 

Besides being a declared haven for 
terrorists, Sudan is the most brutal country 
with regard to religious persecution and 
human rights. 

"The media usually focuses on terror- 
ist activity, oil crises and nuclear weapons 
and largely ignores the slaughtering of 
Christians," said junior Jasmin Abou- 
Diwan, whose family emigrated to 
Germany and the United States from 
Lebanon in the 1980s. 

The country of Sudan became inde- 
pendent in 1956. Since then, the north, 
mainly consisting of Arabs and Muslims, 
has sought to enforce Islam on the largely 
black Christian population of the south. 
The most destruction occurs in the Nuba 
Mountains, which has been Christian pop- 
ulated since the sixth century. The 
Khartoum (the capital of Sudan) govern- 
ment advocates a policy of annihilating 
any non-Islamic expression. This policy is 
taught in mosques, schools, universities, 
television and radio. The death penalty is 
the punishment for attempting to convert 
to Christianity or any other minority reli- 

Currently, eight million Nuba women 
and children have been forced to live in 

camps, enslaved for labor and sex. Women 
are systematically raped in order to gener- 
ate non-Nuba children. 

The remaining children are sent away 
and trained in fighting for the militia. In 
the last 10 years, over a half million Nuba 
have been killed, some by crucifixion, 
according to the UN Human Rights 
Commission of Geneva. 

The ferocity of Iran's persecution, 
repression and discrimination matches that 
of Sudan's: The minority religions of 
Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism 
are only theoretically protected under the 
Iranian Constitution. 

"When my family moved here (the 
United States), we were Muslim," said 
freshman Melissa Shoshahi. 

Since then, Shoshahi's mother and 
herself, as well as her extended family, 
have been baptized Presbyterian. 

In Iran, any store or restaurant owned 
by religious minorities must place a sign 
declaring the non-Muslim status of the 
business. Muslims are not permitted to eat 
food prepared by Christians and Muslim 
shops and government-owned businesses 
cannot employ non-Muslims. Christians 
are also prevented from being promoted to 
military levels of authority because 
Muslims cannot salute Christians. 

Shoshahi's father is the only one who 
has not converted to Christianity. 

"When we aren't around, some of my 
father's friends will say things like ' thank 
God none of us here are Christians,' and 
continue to curse Christians," said 

Conversion away from Islam is a cap- 
ital punishment. 

"We are free to be Christians here; I 
don't take it for granted," Shoshahi said. 

Capital punishment is also the case in 
Saudi Arabia, where a Christian Saudi cit- 
izen is instantaneously subject to death. 
According to the Saudi government, there 
is no such thing as a "Saudi Christian." 
Christian worship is completely banned. It 
is against the law to wear a cross or say a 
Christian prayer. Bibles are banned and are 
not permitted in the country. Christian 
worship in the privacy of a home is also 

Shokry Lawandy, a Coptic Christian 
who immigrated to the United States six 
years ago, has had experiences such as 
these in Egypt. 

"Wearing a cross in Egypt is a risky 
thing. I remember when I was nine years 
old I was walking to church and a Muslim 
boy about 12 or 13 grabbed the cross 
around my neck and yelled 'are you 
Christian?' and then he ripped my cross off 
me and spat on me," said Lawandy. 

There are 5 to 10 million Copts 
(Egypt's Christians) in Egypt, the largest 
Christian community in the Middle East. 
Until the seventh-century Arab invasions, 
Egypt was predominantly Christian. 

In addition to physical violence and 
brutality, Copts suffer discrimination in 
job placement and their children are dis- 
criminated against in schools. 

"We are treated as second-class. 
Muslim school children are treated better 
than Christian kids and get extra help from 
the teachers. We are held back from any 
upper-level position, especially in the 
police force, and are always paid less," 
said Lawandy. 

Furthermore, churches, under an 1 856 
statute, cannot be built or repaired (the toi- 
let, roof or window) without the permis- 
sion of the president. 

"There is nothing you can do about it. 
There is no such thing as speaking out 
against the government," said Lawandy. 

Lawandy's family moved here to 
escape these injustices and live a better 
lifestyle. It took the Lawandy family 12 
years to receive permission to emigrate. 

"It didn't matter to us how long we 
had to wait, we just wanted a chance to 
thrive. But the Christians left behind are 
being persecuted, raped and killed. It's not 
something of the past, it's going on this 
very minute," said Lawandy. 

For Western Christians, going to 
church is not a dangerous risk as it is in 
these countries, as well as many others 
including Pakistan, India, China, Algeria, 
Morocco, Turkey, Kuwait, Brunei, 
Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia and 
many other East Asia and Middle-East 

"I don't know why the United States, 
a wealthy country with a good majority of 
Christians, is apathetic toward the geno- 
cide of Christians in the Middle East," said 

What is largely unknown to most 
Americans is that most Christians are not 
white, European or male. 

This is also true of the Christian pop- 
ulation in the United States. Christianity 
came to Africa, India and China before 
Europe, England and America, respective- 

"I just hope that one of the positive 
effects of September 1 1 is that Americans 
become more informed about what is hap- 
pening to Christians in the Middle East 
and then perhaps people will. take an active 
step towards helping their fellow 
Christians and human beings," said Abou- 

6 The Echo 


April 17, 2002 

Campus Quotes 

What do you think about the drinking policy? 

Scott Mehl, junior, sociology 

"I am 21 and I still think it is a good 
policy and will be effective after it is 
enforced more." 

1 Burkhardt, senior, liberal arts 

"I think the policy makes sense. If the 
point is for CLU to be a dry campus (and 
people know this upon coming here) then 
there has to be a policy that gets 

Lisa Hubendick-Hyman, 

freshman, Nathan Fall, junior, criminal justice 

"In Sweden, the drinking age is 18, 
therefore people are more responsible and 
people in general have a more relaxed atti- 
tude towards it." 

"I think the alcohol policy is appro- 
priate because we are here to go to school 
and being drunk is not helpful for your 

Josh Murray, junior, sociology 

"The administration obviously is 
attempting to cut down alcohol consump- 
tion on our campus, therefore students 
should be more careful and responsible 
with their drinking habits." 

Saul Aguilar, sophomore, political sci- 

"Although the alcohol policy helps in 
the promotion of CLU values, it prevents 
very little." 

Karin Pichel, freshman, psychology 

"Considering the fact it is a dry cam- 
pus it is pretty good, but at the scene of a 
write up, when people are asked to leave, 
it encourages drunk driving." 

Kelli Costigane, senior, psychology 

"The alcohol policy does not prevent 
drinking, it just sends more students 
drinking in private places." 

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51 Attempt 

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April 17, 2002 


The Echo 7 

The CLU drama dept. 
to present "Quilters," 
a historic glance into 
the Western frontier 

By Teresa Olson 

This April and May the drama depart- 
ment brings students the opportunity to 
vicariously experience the struggles of a 
pioneer mother and her six daughters as 
they help settle the rugged Western fron- 

Do not be fooled by the name. 
"Quilters" is not a play about a group of 
old church women coming together for a 
quilting bee. The play, which was written 
by Molly Newman and Barbara 
Damashek, is based on a book of oral his- 
tory collected in the 1970s called "The 
Quilters: Women and Domestic Art," 
which documented interviews of real 
events in the lives of actual pioneer 

Linda Smith plays the mother, and the 
six daughters will be played by junior 
Annamarie Bjordal, sophomore Kristine 
Ritterbush, junior Monica Jones, junior 

Brianne Davis, sophomore Joannie Bryan, 
junior Dana Shaw and junior Kelly Bader. 
The play is being directed by professor 
Kevin P. Kern. 

The women in the musical have dif- 
ferent roles which are all centered around 
the aging mother's attempt to put together 
a quilt that will represent the lives of them 
and their ancestors. The women come 
together to share stories that include 
numerous childbirths, living underground 
in a dugout, the ravages of prairie fire and 
the general uncertainties of life. The sto- 
ries that the women share are captured in 
vivid patterns that they quilt together over 
the course of the play. 

The play will run April 25, 26 and 27, 
and May 2, 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. The final per- 
formance will be on May 5 at 2 p.m. 
Admission to the play is $8 or free with a 
valid CLU identification. 

Tickets may be purchased by calling 
the CLU Student Union Building at (805) 

cd review 

Alanis Morissette is 
back with new LP, 
"Under Rug Swept 

Photograph courtesy of Public Information 

We are family. Three sisters from the CLU drama production of "Quilters," 
discuss their life on the prairie. The play is set to debut next Thursday, April 
25, in the Preus-Brandt Forum. 


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Singer and songwriter Alanis 
Morissette released her newest 
record to mixed reviews. 

Alanis Morissette is back from her 
break in the music industry with her new 
album "Under Rug Swept." Eleven tracks 
provide the same style of rugged chick 
music she performed in her previous 
albums. Produced by Maverick Recording 
Company, the CD also includes bonus 
multimedia features. 

Morissette sets herself apart from 
most recording artists by writing and pro- 
ducing all of her music. Not only that, but 
she plays guitars and keyboards in most of 
her songs. Perhaps this is why she contin- 

ues to sell a ton of records despite her 
image, which is completely opposite of 
most popular female recording artists such 
as Britney Spears. 

"She has a unique sense of style that 
attributes to her music's jagged sound," 
freshman Katie Pabst said. "Her lyrics are 
a lot more catchy in this album." 

As compared to other albums, "Under 
Rug Swept" has a more mature and erotic 

"I really appreciate how honest she is 
with her lyrics," freshman Becky Cheney 
said. "The only reason 1 enjoy her music is 
because it's raw and relates to real-life 

Alanis Morissette tells love like it is, 
both the good and the bad. Sometimes she 
can come off a little too whiny, however. 

"I can't imagine anyone being so dra- 
matic about romance, besides her," fresh- 
man Adam Jussel said. "I like some of her 
songs, don't get me wrong, but if it always 
sounds like the same old thing, there is 
nothing that keeps her sound fresh." 

This album is definitely a newer ver- 
sion of the type of sound Alanis 
Morissette wants to have come across to 
her fans, but it doesn't seem too different 
from her previous records. 

If you did not like her other singles, 
then you will not enjoy this one, and I sug- 
gest you do not invest. If you are interest- 
ed in some catchy lyrics, then 1 recom- 
mend purchasing "Under Rug Swept." 

Restaurant review: 
A fun, elegant meal 
at Chart House 

By Jannerte Jauregui 

The Chart House provides casual ele- 
gance with a great selection of food and an 
atmosphere of both fun and romance. 
Located in 40 different cities nationwide, 
the Chart House secures the ultimate din- 
ing experience. 

Fifteen of the 40 locations are in 
California ranging from San Diego to 
Monterey. Two locally are located in 
Ventura and Malibu. 

Upon entering the two local restau- 
rants, one sees an immediate view of the 
ocean, and almost every table in both 
restaurants allows for the Pacific experi- 

Soft music fills each restaurant and 
helpful and attentive servers wait to assure 
that the meal is a pleasant one. 

The menu offers a wide selection of 
foods. Seafood entrees include many crab 
plates, several choices of fish including 
ahi tuna, swordfish and salmon. The more 
traditional plates include filet mignon, 
prime rib and several selections of chick- 

en. The restaurant is famous for its 
desserts, which go beyond creme brulee to 
their original creation of the hot chocolate 
lava cake. 

The menu prices vary and are not 
cheap. The restaurant is a somewhat ele- 
gant outing. You do not have to dress up, 
but wearing a T-shirt and shorts is not 

The entree prices range from $16- 
$32, sometimes a bit more depending on 
how extravagant the order is. Though stu- 
dent budgets often do not allow for costly 
meals, saving for the Chart House experi- 
ence for a date or with friends would be 
well worth it. 

The Chart House restaurants also pro- 
vide gift cards for purchase. The cards 
never expire and can be used at any loca- 

The Ventura restaurant is located off 
of the 101 Freeway off the San Jon exit. 
The phone number is 643-3725. The 
Malibu restaurant is located off of Pacific 
Coast Highway. The phone number is 
(310) 454-9321. Reservations are recom- 


The Echo 


April 17, 2002 

Everyone makes mistakes 

By Michele Hatler 

Criticism is faced by every large 
organization in the world. Someone 
always has something to say about 
what is being done incorrectly. 
Working for the newspaper is no 
exception. But I thought it might be 
helpful to clarify a few things for 
those who expect the finest publica- 
tion of news to be produced from the 
garage of the Pioneer House. 

First of all, we are students; we 
make mistakes. Spelling and punctu- 
ation errors sometimes get missed. 
The paper is proofed and proofed 
again, but with the stress of deadlines 
sometimes a few slip by. Sometimes 

you'll be checking for spelling and 
the word may be spelled correctly, it 
just may be in the wrong tense. It's 
not like the Los Angeles Times has 
never made a mistake. 

Second, if we were a large uni- 
versity with a journalism school, 
we'd probably be in better shape. 
Newspaper is life to those involved 
with journalism schools. At CLU we 
don't have a journalism, school. 
There are some students taking jour- 
nalism concentrations, but as a com- 
munication major you are required to 
write for The Echo for one to four 
semesters. So sometimes we get 
wonderful writers and sometimes we 
don't. Most reporters don't stick 
around after their semesters are up, 
regardless of how well they write. 
But they give up their time to write 
their articles and take pictures while 
they are on the staff. They are 
involved with lots of other activities. 
This goes for my editors also. 
Spending all day on Sunday in the 
office is not usually that rewarding. 
It's hard to go out of town and most 
of them have other commitments. 

Third, we have a money issue. 
We are budgeted production money 

out of the student fees. We do get 
more than Morning Glory and the 
Yeardisc, but it is necessary. That is 
how the printing, pick-up and deliv- 
ery, equipment and stipends for edi- 
tors is paid. Editors receive a stipend 
at the end of the semester for their 
hard work, but reporters do not. This 
is because editors give up their 
Sundays (all day) and Mondays for 
page layout. It is time-consuming. 
It's usually hard to get anything done 
beforehand because we don't get sto- 
ries and film until the weekend, 
sometimes Sunday night. If a 
reporter or photographer is strug- 
gling with an assignment and it gets 
turned in late, it is difficult to finish a 
layout. We do not have enough 
money to pay the rest of the staff. We 
don't even have enough money to 
print in color. If we could pay the 
reporters we could be picky. But 
since we don't have people lined up 
out the door to write for The Echo, 
all volunteers are welcome. 

I just want to thank everyone 
who is a part of The Echo. For those 
who are not happy with the paper, 
don't read it or join the staff and 
make it perfect. 

Staff Editorial 

By Laura Trevino 

Imagine receiving jellybeans as an emergency immu- 
nization stemming from a bioterrorist attack! This is pre- 
cisely what members of an Oklahoma city did last week to 
practice for such a life-shattering events. Many more com- 
munities will mimic these actions in the weeks and months 
to come, including some in southern California. 

With all of our low flying 'crop dusting' airplanes, 
southern Californians seem more and more nervous. After 
the events of September 1 1th, the nation has been on full 
alert and is preparing for a surprise attack. We have been 
told that such an attack could come from a 'crop dusting' 
type of aircraft. A drill such as that in Oklahoma would be 
beneficial and is necessary to save as many lives as possi- 
ble if we were attacked. 

In the pretend scenario, a "C-47 airplane released a fine 
spray containing pneumonic plague," According to the 
Ventura County Star. The plague was designed to critically 

infect 95 percent of the attacked community with a disease 
that attacks the lungs. Over 120 people were to be pre- 
sumed dead by that afternoon. Officers and emergency offi- 
cials began arriving at local health departments to receive 
the antidote (jelly beans). Community health officials 
spoke on the radio and sent out letters warning the commu- 
nity of the attack and distributed jellybean dosages. They 
needed to distribute 10,000 packets and 1,000 "pediatric 
juices within 24 hours" in order to save the community 
from the plague. In the event of an actual emergency, the 
National Pharmaceutical Stockpile would provide the med- 
icine from hidden stashes all over the United States. 

This pretend attack is not the first; many have been 
simulated all over the United States. This drill named 
"Sooner Spring" was a mimicked attack of a similar one 
held last year at an Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland 
named "Dark Winter." The previous simulation focused on 
a smallpox outbreak. 

It will only be a matter of time before the Southland 
will host its own drill. 


Echo Staff 

Michele Hatler 

Yvette Ortiz 

Brooke Peterson 

Alison Robertson 


Cory Hughes 

Claire Dalai 

Nicole Biergiel 

Brett Rowland 

Melissa Dora 

Katie Bashaw 

Eric Ingemunson 

Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 

Editorial Matter: The staff of The Echo welcomes 
comments on its articles as well as on the newspaper 
Itself. However, the staff acknowledges that opinions 
presented do not necessarily represent the views of 
the ASCLU or of California Lutheran University. The 
Echo reserves the right to edit all stories, editorials, 
letters to the editor and other submissions for space 
restrictions, accuracy and style. All submissions 
become property of The Echo. 

Advertising Matter: Except as clearly implied by the 
advertising party or otherwise specifically stated, 
advertisements in The Echo are inserted by commer- 
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University. Advertising material printed herein is sole- 
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The Echo 9 

Are captured al Qaeda members being 
treated un fairly in Guantanamo Bay ? 

By Jason Scott 

The topic that Bret and I picked 
this week is the treatment of the al 
Qaeda "unlawful combatants" who 
have been captured by coalition forces 
over die course of our new war against 
terrorism and imprisoned at 
Guantanamo Bay. The usual question 
arises; realistically (or cynically?), the 
question is probably less about the 
actual nature of the prisoners' legal 
status than it is about the need for our 
government to balance immediate 
success and progress in the conflict 
with the perpetuation of its popular 

Cynicism aside for a moment, 
there are serious moral implications 

By Bret Rumbeck 

Since Jason and I haven't touched 
on any sort of September 1 1th subject 
all year, we thought we'd throw one 
in, since there are only a few more 
issues of The Echo left. 

In case anyone forgot, America 
has been capturing alleged al Qaeda 
members during our undeclared war 
against Afghanistan. After capture, we 
send them to desolate part of Cuba 
called Guantanamo Bay, which offers 
lovely views of the beach from a 
balmy prison cell. Our allies have also 
been capturing al Qaeda members and 
holding them in their respective coun- 
tries. The question lately has been 
what exactly to do with these men, 
especially those men we find to be 
United States citizens. 

that surround any instance in which a 
person or persons are captured and 
detained as a result of military con- 
flict. The 1949 Geneva Convention 
dictates an ethical standard for the 
treatment of POWs and the human 
rights, etc. that apply in a combat situ- 
ation. However, our government's 
position that the prisoners should be 
detained not as full POWs but as 
"unlawful combatants" makes sense- 
the members of al Qaeda are terrorists 
and they were not fighting under the 
flag of any recognized or legitimate 
government. Prisoner of War status 
would grant the terrorists the right, in 
a fight that is largely a war of infor- 
mation, to disclose only their name, 
rank and serial number while in cap- 
tivity, possibly hindering our ability to 
preempt and prevent future large-scale 
terrorist attacks on our nation. 

The basic, first, and foremost 
tenet of international law is existence. 
In other words, sovereignty is wonder- 
ful but even though it is the definitive 
right of a nation-state, the purpose of 
said state's government even before 
assuring its country's own sovereignty 
is maintaining that country's exis- 
tence. One cannot have sovereignty 
without first existing. As the most 

Before we get any deeper into this 
article, I'd like to use a disclaimer 
before anyone calls me un-American. 
I do believe those individuals who 
participated in, or had prior knowl- 
edge of, the attacks should be pun- 
ished to the full extent of internation- 
al law. But what about the more than 
200 prisoners down in Guantanamo? 
We've got to ask ourselves if some 
lowly cook or clerk in the Taliban is 
really worth putting on trial for an 
international crime, because that's 
probably who is being held captive. 
I'm willing to bet bin Laden didn't 
reveal the attacks to the potato peeler. 
The American media have played 
a very intricate role in covering our 
unconstitutional war. Every night, 
they tell us what we've bombed, how 
many are dead and the latest high- 
ranking official the Marines capture. 
Some have even covered the quandary 
President Bush has gotten himself into 
with our allies. Those countries with- 
out a death penalty that have captured 
al Qaeda members refuse to transfer 
the prisoners to the United States. As I 
said before, killing the al Qaeda laun- 
dry man is not the answer to our prob- 

Obviously, the men captured are 
not going to tell America everything 
they know. These men have most like- 
ly been trained to endure intense inter- 

basic aspect of a country's nature, 
then, existence should not be allowed 
to slip even a little. A government 
ought to remain constantly and proac- 
tively vigilant in defense of its inter- 
ests, even the least significant of 
which is still important to national 
sovereignty. Thus a country, and espe- 
cially the world's most powerful 
country, must pay special attention to 
make absolutely certain that any com- 
promise with any enemy be in the best 
interests of national sovereignty. 
Acting with impunity would not 
always serve to further the sovereign- 
ty or interests of a state. Neither does 
acting in accordance with other 
nations' demands or desires. Perhaps 
the Europeans and other countries 
would not be clamoring so loudly 
about the rights of a few terrorists if 
massive death and destruction had 
been wrought on their home soils. If 
you ask me, these prisoners are lucky 
to have their skins, let alone the safety 
that accompanies international scruti- 
ny and the rights granted to them by 
an enemy with real moral values. 
There are plenty of enemies who the 
terrorists could have attacked who 
may very well neglected to treat them 
halfas nicely as we have. The people 

rogation and various forms of torture, 
so information gathering must be a 
tedious task. Since they aren't giving 
information, a fair trial is almost 
impossible, unless some form of evi- 
dence links the al Qaeda member with 
the attacks. Letting them go is not the 
answer either, so my vote goes for a 
good stint at Leavenworth Military 
Prison turning big rocks into smaller 
rocks. Even the most hardcore Navy 
SEAL would crack after a few months 
in Kansas. 

While playing phone and e-mail 
tag with Jason, we mentioned John 
Walker a few times. Walker was the 
captured American citizen fighting for 
the Taliban. The hoopla surrounding 
his predicament has died down con- 
siderably, but he's worth a few lines. 
Surprisingly, Mr. Walker is close in 
age to some of us; if I remember cor- 
rectly, he's only around 22 or 23. I'm 
not a psychology or sociology major, 
but I believe this guy is just one con- 
fused kid. We're more impressionable 
than we think after high school gradu- 
ation. Maybe Walker bought into too 
much of what Rage Against the 
Machine sings about. 

First, should America charge 
Walker with treason? Article three, 
section three of the Constitution states 
what should be done with persons 
found committing the act of treason. If 

who argue for universal and heinous 
mistreatment of the prisoners are 
wrong, as are those who argue that we 
should grant them the rights of a legit- 
imate enemy. While we do, as the 
United States, have a special responsi- 
bility to conduct this conflict in as civ- 
ilized a manner as possible, our gov- 
ernment also has a special and even 
more enormous responsibility to the 
people it represents and defends. This 
is why our position is so difficult. 
While we should not disrespect the 
prisoners as humans, we cannot 
respect them as soldiers. 

In short, I guess it boils down to 
this: I would rather see a few prisoners 
suffer for a while than see more 
Americans die in a future attack. It is 
politically stylish for other countries 
to criticize everything America does 
to protect itself, but such protests go 
against America's right to sovereignty 
and should therefore be politely 
ignored unless something can be 
gained by going along with them; and 
the terrorists we have detained are 
human scum and, as much as it takes 
the fun out of the whole thing, are 
therefore to be treated as such scum, 
but human. E-mail me at 

an individual gives aid and comfort to 
wartime enemy, then their acts are 
treasonous. The second clause says 
that Congress shall declare the pun- 
ishment of the accused. John Ashcroft 
seems to have forgotten this part of 
the Constitution, as he has with parts 
of the Bill of Rights; but the war 
against Afghanistan has yet to be 
declared by Congress and President 
Bush has overstepped the limits given 
to him by the War Powers Act. I guess 
trying to tell America that this admin- 
istration has been running the techni- 
cal parts of the war illegally just 
wouldn't go over well. Again, 
Leavenworth only has 626 military 
prisoners as of today, so Walker would 
fit in nicely there. 

It goes without saying that 
America has been recovering from a 
big sucker punch from an unforeseen 
enemy. Rather than live up to the rest 
of the world's assumptions that we are 
bloodthirsty animals, we should prove 
to them we can be humane and decent 
humans in dealing with our new 
POWs. We were very nice to the Nazi 
POWs; we sent them to Wisconsin to 
work the farms. If we're lucky, 
President Bush will lose his God com- 
plex and lock bin Laden and the rest 
of his cronies in a dark prison cell. 
Email me with topic requests or just 
for kicks: bwrumbec(5! 

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September 12, 2001 

Challenges from conference 
competition troubles tennis 

By Cassandra Wolf 

The Kingsmen and Regals tennis 
team squared off against two of the tough- 
est teams in the Southern California 
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference over 
the weekend. 

On April 12, the Regals fell to 
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, 1-8. Senior 
Stacy Scanlan and sophomore Stephanie 

Photograph by Erin Cohrs 
Sophomore Stephanie Perkins prepares for 
the return from her Pomona-Pitzer oppo- 
nent. She and doubles partner Stacy 
Scanlan were victorious over the Sagehens 
on Friday. 

Perkins won their doubles match. 

"We always have goals for matches, 
which don't necessarily include winning, 
because what we're trying to do is improve 
our skills," head coach Nancy Garrison 
said prior to the match. "We're playing 
two of the toughest teams in our confer- 
ence. Pomona is ranked No. 6 in the 
nation, No. 1 in the conference. Redlands 
is ranked No. 4 in the nation and No. 3 in 
the conference. Our goal here is to play 
the best tennis we've played all season, let 
them know we came to play and 
hopefully win some matches 
along the way." 

"My goal is to win in the 
doubles," sophomore Rebecca 
Hunau said of the Pomona match. 
"We've been playing really good 
doubles and we do better when we 
play harder teams, so I think we'll 
do really good and I think we're 
[going to) win; and Redlands ... I 
want to win that one too." 

The next day, the Kingsmen 
lost to the University of Redlands, 
2-5 and the Regals lost the 
University of Redlands, 2-7. For 
the Kingsmen, both junior Arif 
Hasan and freshman Quinn 
Caidaron won their singles match- 
es. Sophomore Jeremy Quinlan 
and Caidaron won their doubles 
match, 8-4. For the Regals, Hunau 
won her singles match and Hunau 
and freshman Lisa Novajosky 
won their doubles match, 9-8 (7- 

"There were a couple of 
matches that coutd've gone the 

Baseball sweeps 
Occidental Tigers 

By Michelle Loughmiller 

On Friday, April 12, the Kingsmen 
baseball team played a conference game 
against Occidental University. During the 
game the Kingsmen pounded out 14 runs 
on 13 hits, only allowing the Occidental 

Pinch runner Geno Sullivan slides home for the 
Kingsmen vs. Occidental on Friday. 

Tigers to score four runs. 

Luke Stajcar had a solo home run in 
the first inning. Steve Maitland added a 
three-run home run in the second inning 
and Taylor Slimak went two for three with 
two RBIs. 

Jason Hirsh was the starting pitcher 
for the Kingsmen. Hirsh played eight 
innings with five strikeouts and only gave 
up eight total hits. 
This win gave Hirsh 
an overall record of 
7-1. Ryan Yurek 
pitched one inning 
and only gave up one 

On Saturday, 
April 13, the 
Kingsmen traveled 
to Occidental to play 
two more conference 
games against the 
Tigers. Both games 
were won with 
scores of 16-10 and 

"It was a good 
way to come back 
after three losses," 
senior Andy Luttrell 

other way," said head coach Mike 
Gennette. "Even in a losing 
cause, we're happy. First of all, 
our on-court character was 
strong. I'm proud of these guys; 
[they] have matured a lot and 
showed they're the cream of the 
crop when it comes to class. 
We're looking to do some serious 
damage in the conference cham- 

"We were playing a really 
tough team," said captain and 
junior Sean Ruitenberg. "I think 
they [Redlands] are an older 
team, I think they've had a 
stronger program for a longer 
period of time and we were a 
younger team. We all played 
okay; I think we grew bigger 
today than any other day of the 
season. It was good to see that the 
team was, overall, playing pretty 
tough. We've got the team cham- 
pionship next and we're playing 
La Verne first and then Redlands 
in the semi-finals. We're just [going to] be 
working at 100 percent every day this 
week. The whole team's getting pumped 
up mentally and physically; I'm team cap- 
tain and I'm pretty happy how things went 
this week. It's like we're coming to the 
end and wrapping up the end on a positive 
note; we've had a little bad luck this year, 
but that's made us stronger." 

According to Gennette, both Hasan 
and Caidaron were selected as co-players 
for the match, as Hasan defeated the No. I 
player for Redlands and Caidaron 
improved to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in the 

Photograph by Tory Fithian 
Jeremy Quinlan and Quinn Caidaron won 
their doubles match against Redlands on 


"That was a big win and kept 
[Hasan's] chance alive to qualify for the 
national championships," said Gennette. 
"I think [Caidaron] might be the best 
freshman in the nation, or at least in the 
top five." 

Both Hunau and Garrison agreed 
that Pomona and Redlands offer two of the 
tougher competitions. 

"We'd love to give them a good 
match and hopefully get ranked in the 
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The Echo 11 

Kingsmen and Regals 
give it all to the track 

By Katie Bashaw 

In their last meet before conference 
championships, the runners, throwers and 
jumpers of the California Lutheran 
University track team gave all they had to 
their events. With almost every athlete 
participating in multiple events, the scores 
look like that of a much larger team than 
the Kingsmen and Regals actually have to 
work with. 

"They gave 1 1 percent effort and 
really made the coaching staff proud of all 
they accomplished," head coach Scott 
Fickerson said. "It was really a wonderful 
effort and a great meet to watch." 

Despite huge personal achievements 
from the 10-man team, and some men 
competing in as many as six events, the 
Kingsmen lost to Whittier College, the 
California Institute of Technology and the 
University of Redlands by a very narrow 
margin. However, the Regals were victo- 
rious across the board against the same 
three schools, the closest score being 
against Redlands where just one event 
could have turned the score in favor of the 

"[The Regals] lived up to expecta- 
tions [for this meet] and then some," 
Fickerson said. 

Sophomore Cory Hughes could be 
named most improved for this meet. His 
personal records in four out of his five 

Photograph by Katie Bashaw 
Freshman Aubriegh Hutchison placed first in the 
triple jump this week, as well as first in the 400- 
meter race. 

events added valuable points to the 
Kingsmen score. Besides PR-ing in the 
long jump and hammer, Hughes was only 
one-tenth of a foot behind teammate Keith 
Jones in the shot put. In the javelin, he 
threw 20 feet farther than last week, fin- 
ishing fourth with 141 feet. Jones finished 
third with a 143.5-foot toss. In the discus 
and shot put, junior Dan Carlton was only 
three feet behind Hughes and Jones in 
each event to round out the Kingsmen 
throwing squad. 

Junior Grant Kincade took on the 
jumping and hurdle component of the 
men's competition, scoring a total of 50 
points for the Kingsmen. He placed first 
in both the 400-meter hurdles and the 1 1 0- 
meter hurdles with times of 1:01 and 
16.45, respectively. Kincade also placed 
third in the high jump with 5.5 feet and 
competed in the triple jump with teammate 
junior Tom Ham, who was new to this 

Ham placed second in each of his 
usual events: the 800-meter in 2:08 and the 
1500-meter in 4:19. 

Tyler Ross, a transfer from Ventura 
College, has proved to be a valuable mem- 
ber of the Kingsmen team. This week he 
ran more miles than any other track-ster. 
With freshman Scott Sigfried out with a 
broken wrist, Ross stepped in and ran the 
3000-meter steeplechase, finishing second 
in 1 1 :47 and a few hours later finished sec- 
ond in the 5000-meter run in 18:10. In the 
5000, freshman John 
Cummings finished in fourth, 
just 13 seconds behind Ross. 
In sprints, freshman 
Marcus Green ran for second 
in the 200-meter in 24.14 and 
third in the 400-meter in 

For the Regals, fresh- 
man Lauren Mooney finished 
first in the 100-meter hurdles, 
as well as earning a personal 
record with her 18.02 finish. 
Mooney also participated in 
the high jump with team- 
mates Dereem McKinney and 
Liz Hergert and finished in 
fourth, third and first, respec- 

In other jumping events, 
Hergert leaped for second in 
the long jump in 14.4 feet, 
with freshman Jaquie 
Rameriez right behind her at 
14 feet. In the triple jump, 

Photograph by Katie Bashaw 
Sophomore Cory Hughes set person- 
al records in four of his five events 
on Saturday, including javelin, 
where he threw 20 feet farther than 
last week. 

freshman Aubreigh Hutchison placed first 
with 32.6 feet and McKinney jumped 27.9 ' 
feet for fourth place. 

Hutchison also placed first in the 
400-meter race in 1:02 and threw 70.5 feet 
in the javelin, good for seventh place, with 
teammates McKinney throwing 78.5 feet 
for fourth place and freshman Ashleigh 
Poulin throwing 77.6 for fifth. At the end 
of the meet, Poulin had scored 43 points 
for the Regals with her fourth place toss in 
discus and hammer and fifth place finish 
in the 400-meter. 

Besides Hutchison's first-place finish 
in the 400, the Regals also placed first in 
many of the other running events. Senior 
Chelsea Prater finished first in the 100- 
meter dash in 13.29 and first in the 400- 
meter hurdles in 1:09. Freshman Kristy 
Fischer came in first in the 800-meter in 
2:33 with freshman Carly Sandell close 
behind in a third-place finish in 2:44. 
Sophomore Gianina Lomedico finished 
first in the 1500-meter in 5:30 and fresh- 
man Courtney Parks finished third in that 
race in 5:46. 

Freshman Alissa Doerfler ran the 
200-meters in 32.47, good for fourth place. 

In the 5000-meters, sophomore 
Amanda Klever ran for second in 21:43. 
Teammate Christin Newby came in third 
place with a time of 23 minutes. 

Golf beats 
Cal Tech 
with best 
score this 

By Luke Patten 


The California Lutheran University 
men's golf team finished off its regular 
season by defeating Cal Tech on Monday, 
April 8, by a score of 296-369. The team 
score of 296 was the best mark of the sea- 
son for the Kingsmen. 

Coach Jeff Lindgren said that the 
low score was due to the team members 
putting together their most complete 
effort of the season and the confidence 
that the team has gained about the course. 

"Our guys definitely like the course. 
Last year during the conference tourna- 
ment we set a Cal Lu and conference 
record there," said Lindgren. "We have a 
lot of talent; we just haven't all played 
well on the same day." 

Aaron Bondi shot 73 to lead a group 
of Kingsmen in the mid-70s. Jess Card 
and Jordan Silvertrust each shot 74 and 
Randy Cox shot 75 to complete the team 
scoring. Matt Holland (77) and Seth 
Nenaber (81) also participated. 

Up next for the Kingsmen is the 
conference tournament, which got under 
way on Monday, April 1 5 and will take 
place over the next two weeks. 

Because of the scoring system used 
for the tournament every team still has a 
mathematical shot at winning the tourna- 
ment. Coach Lindgren says that the 
Kingsmen should be ready. 

"Hopefully we're peaking at the 
right time." said Lindgren. "They believe 
that they can win." 

CLU enters the tournament in a tie 
for second place and as winners of eight 
of the last nine conference champi- 

Softball beats 


The Regals scored all three runs in the first inning. 
The University of La Verne tried to come back with one 
run in the second and one in the seventh. 

Pitcher Carrie Hardey got the win. She allowed 
only one earned run and struck out two. 

Carrie Mitchell went two for three with a run 

Christa Galier had an RBI in the first inning. 

Meagan Loesche had two RBls in the first inning. 

Erin Neuhaus went two for three. 

Photograph by Kim Nelli 

The Regals Softball team rejoices on the field after strand- 
ing runners on second and third to end the game in a 3-2 
win over the University of La Verne on Friday. 

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April 17, 2002 

Fox headed to Disney World 

By Katie Bashaw 

Sophomore Jimmy Fox was selected 
last week by NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills 
to attend the NCAA Leadership 
Conference at Disney's Wide World of 
Sports Complex and Coronado Springs 
Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. He is 
one of 300 athletes selected from a pool of 
1183 applicants from 296 institutions 
across the United States and will receive a 
full scholarship to attend this event, 
including airfare. 

Head football coach Scott Squires 
says there are many reasons he felt Fox 
would be a good choice to represent 
California Lutheran University at the con- 

"No. 1, Jimmy is really involved in a 
lot of different things around campus," 

Squires said. "Also, a lot of people know 
him so I think he will be successful in 
bringing what they want back from the 

Fox was nominated for this honor by 
a committee of CLU personnel including 
Squires and other coaches. Associate 
Athletic Director Tina Hill, Life Skills 
Coordinator Jenny Brydon and the Student 
Athlete Advisory Committee. The four 
nominees, Fox, junior Victor Esquer, 
sophomore Dereem McKinney and fresh- 
man Brusta Brown were selected based on 
their performances on and off the playing 
field. These four applications were sent to 
the NCAA for a final selection. 

According to Brydon, the NCAA 
looked for strength of the applicants per- 
sonal statement in demonstrating a desire 
and capacity to lead, commitment to serv- 
ice and leadership and the diversity of par- 

ticipants that 
CLU had to offer. 

Jimmy will 
come back to the 
CLU community 
with a self-direct- 
ed project to 
address a critical 
issue facing the 
campus and he 
will be able to 
share what he 
learned in Florida 
with the campus 
SAAC and other 
campus leaders. 

"I think he's 
a good guy and 1 
really like him," 
Squires said. "He 
represents what we want to coach and be associated with here in our program." 

Photograph courtesy of Jenny Brydon 

Head football coach Scott Squires thinks Jimmy Fox is "a 
really good guy ... I really like him." 



Next week, conference playoffs on Thursday and Sunday 


Purple vs. Gold Conference showdown 

$50 prize to be awarded 

Intramural Basketball Standinqs 




Rim Fusion 








In Jesus' Arms 


Hitmen 2K2 




Sugar Sweet Lip Kissers 


Freshmen Redshirts 




Vatos Locos 


Team Yucatan 




Pizza Gods 


Free Agents 

Sweet 'Ole V 


Final Intramural Softball Standings 

(number in parentheses is runs 

American League 

Mike Piazza's Illegitimate Children 4-0 (27) 

NADS 2-2(35) 

Up In Smoke 2-2 (26) 

Domeshots 0-4 (12) 

National League 

#1 Stunnaz 4-0(64) 

Pink Bunny Rabbits with One Foot 3-1 (23) 

Mariners 2-2 (35) 

Incredible Randilators 2-2 (12) 

SSS 0-4(0) 

scored in favor of that team) 

American League 

Old Man River and the Funky Bunch 4-0 (0) 

The Brew Crew 3-1 (30) 

Beer Bums 2-2 (12) 

Bucket Heads 1-3 (7) 

National League 

Left Field Lu Bums 4-0 (57) 

Holy Hitters 4-0(47) 

Hyper-Hypos 1-3(10) 

Free Agents 1-3(21) 

The Thundering Turd 1-3 (11) 

Last Week's 


Brenden Kinion 

Matt Swinford 

Glenn Young 

Matt Anderson 

Landon Ray 

Ryan Tukua 

Ian Nichols 

Alex Espinoza 

Heather Carol 

Brian Woodworth 

Steve Perry 

Per Sandstrom 

James Hoch 

Jake Binder 


SUNDAY, APRIL 21 - Conference Playoffs from noon - 5 p.m. 


Gold Conference Champions vs. Purple Conference 
2 p.m. - Softball fields 


at 1 p.m. 
Participants: Brandon Ghiossi - Holy Hitters 

Matt Anderson - Holy Hitters 

Wes Johnson - Holy Hitters 

Justin Magruder - #1 Stunnaz 

Mike Judd - #1 Stunnaz 

Gabe Solberg - #1 Stunnaz 

Jeremy Soiland - Beer Bums 

Andy Buben - Left Field Lu Bums 

Matt Swinford - Left Field Lu Bums 

Nik Namba - Incredible Randilators 



THURSDAY. April 18 



SUNDAY. April 21 

8 p.m. Team Yucatan vs. 

-Hitmen 2K2 vs. 
Sugar Sweet Lip Kissers 

9 p.m. Wesideriders vs. Rim Fusion 

-Freshman Redshirts vs. 
Sweet 'Ole V 

10 p.m. Vatos Locos vs. 

-Shadiest vs. Pizza Gods 

11 p.m. Hoopsters vs. 

In Jesus' Arms 


SUNDAY. April 21 

noon Purple Conference/American 
Brew Crew vs. Old Man 
River and the Funky Bunch 

1 p.m. Gold Conference/American 

Mike Piazza's Illegitimate 
Children vs. NADS 

2 p.m. Purple Conference/National 

Left Field Lu Bums vs. 
Holy Hitters 

3 p.m. Gold Conference/National 

#1 Stunnaz vs. Pink Bunny 
Rabbits with One Foot 



California Lutheran University 



Volume 42, No. 23 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

April 24, 2002 


Senior art exhibit up in 
Kwan Fong Gallery 

See story page 7 


Caldaron, Hasan, Hunan, Novajosky, 

and Perkins, Quintan, Scanlan 

to represent CLU at tennis regionals his weekend. 

See story page 10 


Food poisoning hits 

Hawaiian Club Luau 


See story page 5 

through Web 
Advisor is 
new option 

By Emily Holden 

Registration for fall classes begins April 
30, and this year something new is being 
offered to students. Web Advisor has been 
available on the Internet through the 
California Lutheran University site for about 
six months, and on it students are able to 
check grades, look at their transcript, view 
their current schedule and check their cumu- 
lative grade point average. This year students 
can also register through Web Advisor for the 
first time. 

"We pushed for web registration because 
we think it is a better service to the students,' 1 
said associate registrar Maureen Muller. 

Students can find Web Advisor at the 
CLU web site. Once students enter Web 
Advisor they can click on the schedule of 
classes link, enter the semester they are inter- 
ested in finding classes for and even look at 
classes by subject. A printed copy of the 
schedule is available for students to use if they 
do not have Internet access, but it must remain 
in the Registrar's Office. 

"Every year students complain about 
how long the line is and [registration] times 
getting messed up, but this year they can reg- 
ister a day earlier by registering online, but 
they can still come into the office if they 
choose to," said a student worker in the regis- 
trar's office, Brianne Davis. 

Students with 110 or more credits can 
register on April 30 at 5 p.m. Web registration 
begins in the evening because no registrars 
will be online, so students will have more 
access to Web Advisor. If students try to reg- 
ister at the wrong time, Web Advisor will 
inform them of their mistake and tell them to 
try again at a later time. Advisors will still 
have to be consulted before registering for 
classes on Web Advisor or in the Registrar's 
Office. An academic hold has been placed on 
all accounts until students meet with their 

Besides class time, teacher and location, 
students can also check how many spaces are 
in the class and how many students have 
already enrolled. Once students register, his or 
her schedule can be printed out and Web 
Advisor can be checked later to make sure 
they are registered in all of their classes. 

Students have mixed reactions to this 
new way of registering. 

"It is really frustrating because the Web 
Advisor logs you out all the time: it is almost 
time to register and 1 haven't been able to print 
a schedule yet," said junior Bobbi lo Cyr. 

A reason for these kinds of problems 
could be high traffic problems. Logging into 

Page 4 

Las Vegas comes to CLU 

By Rachel Eskesen 

Red green and black balloons decorated 
the Student Union Building as the senior resi- 
dent assistants transformed the SUB into a 
casino on Friday, for Club Lu's Monte Carlo 

This event has traditionally been annual, 
but this is the second time this year that 
California Lutheran University has held a 
Monte Carlo gambling night. 

"It's good practice for when I go to Vegas 
and lose all my money," junior April Vodden 

The students checked in at the informa- 
tion desk in the SUB and received $100 of 
play money. Students could cash in their 
money for chips at the gambling table they 

chose. Two hundred students occupied 
roulette, craps, Big Six, and multiple blackjack 
tables throughout the night. 

The senior RAs mixed virgin drinks of 
electric lemonade, strawberry daiquiris, blue 
margaritas, pifla coladas and senior RA spe- 
cials. Many drinks were hand-delivered by the 
senior RAs to the students at the gambling 

Toward the end of the night students 
could rum in their chips for raffle tickets to win 
a trip to Nevada where they could lose real 
money in Las Vegas if they chose. Nine trips 
to Las Vegas and one trip to 
Laughlin, Nev., were raffled off. 
These trips included hotel accom- 
modations, but not transportation to 
Las Vegas. 

"I'm excited to go gamble real 

money," said Stine Odegard, junior and one of 
the Las Vegas trip winners. 

Other Las Vegas trip winners included 
Jonina Mentor, Jen Brown, Adam Gallis, 
Chrystal Garland, Brandon Ghiossi, Brandon 
Klein, Scott Mehl and Michele Thompson. 
Emily Holden won the trip to Laughlin. 

Monte Carlo Night was a success, 
according to Mt Clef Senior RA, Jeremy 

"It lets you enjoy the atmosphere of gam- 
bling without harming your bank account," 
Nausin said. 

Photograph by Malin Lundblad 

Bryan Frankhauser and Monica Pinedo joined many other students 
for gambling fun last Friday night, hosted by Club Lu. 

Photograph by Malin Lundblad 

Stine Odegard gambles for raffle tickets that 
could win her a trip to Las Vegas or Laughlin, 

CLU hosts Scandinavian Festival 

By Rachel Eskesen 

Booths, food, music and dancing trans- 
formed Kingsmen Park into the 29th annual 
Scandinavian Festival last Saturday and 
Sunday, April 20 and 2 1 . 

"I'm very excited that the event keeps 
growing, as far as the interest in the 
Scandinavian culture," said Wendy 
Hoffman, 12-year event coordinator. 
Originally the festival was a one-day event, 
but grew to two days about six years ago. 
The event was advertised in Scandinavian 
magazines and included exhibitors from San 
Francisco to San Diego, and even one from 
Connecticut, according to Hoffman. Food 
included a sampling from numerous 
Scandinavian countries such as the Viking 
Sandwich (Bratwurst and onions with mus- 
tard), aebleskivers, medicterpulse and lefse. 
Chefs demonstrated how to make rosettes 
and krumkaka. 

Please see FESTIVAL, Page 4 

Photograph by Candice Worthan 

Crowds of community members, CLU students and faculty convened on the 
CLU campus this weekend to enjoy food, music, dancing and various folk 
arts of the Scandinavian countries. 

The Echo 


APRIL 24, 2002 

a clu peek at this week 


april 24 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Church Council Meeting 
Chapel Lounge 
7:30 p.m. 

Band Concert 
8 p.m. 


april 25 

FCA Meeting 
Nygreen 1 

7 p.m. 

Basketball Intramurals Play-offs 

8 p.m. 

Lord of Life Social Activity 
Chapel Lounge 
8 p.m. 


Student Union Building 

10 p.m. 


april 28 


april 26 

Club Lu: Cosmic Bowling 

Simi Bowl 

10 p.m. 

(Sign up for a lane at the SUB) 


april 27 

Drama Production 
Preus-Brandt Forum 
8 p.m. 

Softball Intramural Championships 

Gibello Field 


Worship Service 
6:15 p.m. 

Basketball Intramurals 


8 p.m. 


april 29 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 2 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 2 
6:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Res. Hall Association 
Nygreen 2 
8:30 p.m. 


april 30 

Brown Bag Series: Women & Music 

Kramer Court #8 


Marketing club 
Peters 106 
5:30 p.m. 

Word Up Bible Study 
Chapel Lounge 
8 p.m. 

CLU Intramural Programs & the New West R.A. s will sponsor a 

4 on 4 Co-ed 
Sand Volleyball Tournament 

on the New West Volleyball Court 
April 27 

1 to 5 p.m. 

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For more info, contact Jenny Brydon, Coordinator for Intramural 
Programs at x3546 


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Community Leaders Association 

Coin Toss Sooth Volunteers 

for Conejo Valley Days 

Needed!! 1 

Wed/., May 1 through 

Souv., May 5 

2 1/2 hour shifts are available Wed. - Fri. evenings 
& all day Sat & Sun. 


* Web Registration will be available 
through Web Advisor beginning with reg- 
istration for Summer and Fall 2002. 

* View Web Advisor at and dick 
on Web Advisor under Shortcuts. View your cur 
rent class schedule, transcript, total units, GPA, 
available classes for Fall 2002, 
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Community Service Center to Recognize Student Volunteers 

The CLU Community Service Center is sponsoring the first annual 


Tuesday, April 30 at 6 prri in the CLU Gymnasium. 
Live entertainment will be provided by the CLU Jazz Band and Cody Hartley will speak. 
Awards will be given to students, including recognition for: 

Volunteer of the Year, Dean's Award, Most Hours Served and 
CLU Humanitarian Award. 

This event is designed to honor and recognize members of the CLU community who give time 
to help those around them. 

For more info, contact Gail Zurek at xj68o or 

April 24, 2002 


The Echo 3 

CLU elects new representation 

By Lisa Radberg 


After one week of campaigning, candi- 
dates and their supporters awaited the out- 
come of this year's general Associated 
Students of California Lutheran University 
elections last Tuesday night, April 16. 
Starting April 15, students were able to vote 
for their favorite candidate over two days in 
the Student Union Building. 

"I am impressed by how many people 
ran for senate positions," said junior Nicole 
Hackbarth, a communication major who was 
recently selected the ASCLU president for 
next academic year. "I was so excited that the 
candidates took the races seriously and cam- 

Hackbarth feels, however, that the low 
number of voting students is discouraging. 

"1 feel as though 1 have to beg people to 
vote when I am at the booth," she said. "It is 
frustrating to hear the complaints about gov- 
ernment but to see a lack of interest in the 

Elections for the executive cabinet took 

place in early March to allow for preparation 
before training the new boards for next year. 
Freshman representative and hall council 
elections will be in the fall. 

"1 am really looking forward to the pres- 
idency next year," Hackbarth said. "1 think 
the [executive] cabinet is a group of new 
faces that are excited and definitely have new 
ideas and strategies of how to conduct their 
individual boards next year." 

Kim McHale, the current ASCLU pres- 
ident, who will graduate in May with a 
degree in communication, said the number of 
running candidates is usually higher in the 
younger classes, and this was especially true 
in this year's election. 

"We had some very close races and I 
want to encourage the people who did not 
receive a position to not be discouraged, but 
to keep trying," Hackbarth said. 

McHale, who lost her first ASCLU elec- 
tion, said she knows what it feels like, but 
that passionate students should not give up. 

"Being involved in the student govern- 
ment is way too great to miss out on," 
McHale said. 

Photograph by .Jessica Newton 

Peter West, Jon Riley, Kristin Smith, Kristen Routh and Eric Elhard exercise 
their right to vote during the ASCLU elections last week. 

y©m w©$® a &o<©fe®(fi) <skm®& 

(Winner's names are in bold) 

RHA Programmer: 

Old West President: 

Bobbi Jo Cyr: 240 

Lindsey Elliot: 167 

Kim Allen: 102 

Alexandra Albarran: 160 

RHA Marketer: 

Programs Board 

Karin Thompson: 164 

Sophomore Representative: 

LizTaube: 118 

Courtney Parks: 122 

Danielle Ugas: 57 

Kristen Mathre: 108 

Jackee Oshann: 88 

Sophomore Senators: 

Jon Riley: 70 

Dominic Storelli: 100 

Jason Soyster: 100 

Programs Board 

Kellie Kocher: 94 

Junior Representatives: 

Andy Miller: 54 

Ryan Palmer: 89 

Jennifer Carlson: 5 1 

Claire Dalai: 86 

Jonea Boysen:82 

Junior Senators: 

Robert Boland: 81 

Programs Board 

Corey Hughes:64 

Senior Representatives: 

Michelle Bradfleld:63 

Abe Choi: 69 

Jenny Mason: 59 

Sally Sagen: 57 

Gaery Djohari: 26 

Sara Kvidhal: 55 

Senior Senators: 

Programs Board 

Tia Cochran: 68 

Commuter Representative: 

Jeremy Nausin: 66 

Heather Ladwig: 321 

Suzanne Whitney: 56 

Programs Board 

Commuter Senator: 

At-large Representatives: 

Christa Hudson: 324 

April Vodden: 275 

Xandra McConnell: 262 

At-large Senators: 

Meagan Ranger: 14 

Natalie Roberts: 319 


Shanelle Kindel: 272 

Social Activities Representative: 

New West President: 

Elissa Jordan: 314 

Kevin Andreen: 189 

Kim Allen: 16S 

Projects' loose ends 
tied up for summer 

By Emily Holden 

Senate passed three bills during 
its meeting, Monday, April 15. These 
included replacing two basketball 
standards on the Pederson basketball 
courts, purchasing a trash can to be 
placed in between Pederson and 
Thompson and buying the frames for 
the athlete's photos, to be hung in the 

Senators have been looking into 
fixing the Pederson basketball courts 
for most of the spring semester. Senate 
approved $5,000 to go towards the 
purchase of two basketball hoops and 
rims for the Pederson basketball 

"We first looked at replacing the 
asphalt, making it concrete, but that 
was way too much money so we 
decided to at least replace the b-ball 
standards," said freshman Senator 
Camie Adair. 

If there is enough money left in 
its budget, Senate hopes to propose 
another bill next week to replace at 
least two more of the basketball hoops 
and rims. 

A bill was also passed to buy a 
permanent, heavy-duty trash can to be 
placed near the pergola in-between 
Pederson and Thompson. 

"The barbeque pits are frequently 
used and people have been complain- 
ing about the lack of sufficient trash 
facilities," said senior Senator David 

The athletic photos project was 
finally completed at this meeting with 
the passing of a bill allocating $186 to 
pay for the picture frames. This proj- 
ect took the entire year to complete, 
but the photos will be up in the SUB 
for many years to come. The team 
photos will change yearly. 

"I hope everyone checks them 
out and feels some school pride for 
our athletes," said junior Senator 
Natalie Roberts. 

Senators still have around 
$13,000 to spend this year and only 
one more meeting in which to spend 
it. Many projects are being worked on, 
such as a fence to go around the foot- 
ball field and new library supplies. 

Programs Board discusses good 
aspects of Spring Formal, 
also what to change next year 

By Kim Nelli 


California Lutheran University Programs 
Board discussed past and current events 
planned by ASCLU, Monday, April 15. A main 
topic of discussion was Spring Formal, held the 
Saturday before, on April 13. 

"The dance drew a good-sized crowd," 
said a member of the board. A total of 275 tick- 
ets were sold at $33 apiece. 

The dance took place at Paradise inn 
Resort in San Diego. Members agreed that the 
atmosphere was perfect. Students who attended 
the dance had many positive comments about 
the resort. ' 

"The resort was gorgeous; it was like you 
were in Hawaii," senior Eryn Weninger said. 

The board agreed that the location was a 
great choice but there were some complaints. 
Both board members who attended the dance 
said dinner was served too late. The doors 
opened at 8 pjn., but dinner was not served 
until 9 p.m. Other complaints indicated that the 
dance floor was too small, the DJ. played too 
many slow songs and there were no decora- 

Some students said this Spring Formal was 
the best dance they had been to, while others 
thought they have attended better dances at 
CLU. Overall, the board agreed the dance was 
a success and those who attended had fun. 

End-of-the-year activities and improvements planned 

By April Vodden 

RHA focused their energies on allocat- 
ing funds during their April 1 5 meeting. The 
majority of the bills passed involved specif- 
ic hall expenditures. 

Old West President Kara Thorkelson 
sponsored four of the six bills. Thorkelson 
proposed giving funds to Old West for the 
purchase of three new vacuum cleaners, 
three microwaves, and the restoration and 
re-felting of the Janss Hall pool table. She 
also asked for $75 for the end-of-the-year 
program, a "Grub and Rub." 

"The vacuum cleaners are really run 
down and have needed many repairs. Also, 

the microwaves are outdated and some halls 
do not even have one," said Old West 
Marketer Brian Skaug. 

"Some of the microwaves are older 
than I am," said RHA Advisor Angela 

Thompson Hall President Holly 
Hoppman sponsored a bill to allocate funds 
to purchase equipment for their pool and 
Ping-Pong tables. 

"Our pool sticks in our hall are quite 
horrible, and we have a lot of residents who 
play pool quite often. Also, last semester 
we used our capital expenditure money to 
purchase a Ping-Pong table, so we chose to 
purchase equipment for that," said 
Thompson Hall Programmer Beckie Lewis. 

Pederson Hall President Kirsten 
Zewers sponsored a bill to allocate funds to 
Pederson for hall programming. 

"We plan to use the money to purchase 
prizes for our end-of-the-year video game 
program," said Pederson Hall Programmer 
Casey Stanton. 

All six of the bills passed. 

Stine Odegard, National Residence 
Hall honorary chancellor, reported that the 
campuswide "Of the Month" winner was 
mathematics professor, Dr. Karrolyne 

"Many students feel that Dr. Fogel is 
very helpful when they have questions or 
concerns, and that she explains thing very 
thoroughly," said Odegard. 


The Echo 


April 24, 2002 

Violence in religion: A call for change 

By Kiesha Edwards 

California Lutheran University will be 
hosting a Global Ethics and Religion Forum 
titled "Violence and Human Dignity: 
Perspectives from the World Religions," 
Monday through Tuesday, April 29-30. 
Speakers from Chapman University; 
University of California, Los Angeles; 
Georgetown University; Marquette 
University; University of Lancaster, 
England; St. Francis Seminary; University 
of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; McGill 
University, Canada; Soka University of 
America; Stanford University; and Cal State 
Northridge will address various issues in 
seven forums on CLU campus over the two 
days. Topics include religion and violence in 
relation to the media, terrorism, militancy, 
philosophy, theology, human dignity and the 
future of parties involved. 

Dr. Nathan Tiemey, professor of philos- 

ophy and chair of the philosophy depart- 
ment, said that this event is a follow-up to 
last year's conference, "War & Peace in 
World Religion." CLU is organizing the 
event in conjunction with a group of inter- 
national scholars of the Global Ethics and 
Religion Forum whose goal is to meet and 
talk about conflict in world religion and 
seek constructive means for resolution in 

"If we look at the world today, it has 
become more and more necessary for world 
religions to talk to one another; to be a 
source of peace instead of participating in 
violence," Tiemey said. 

Last fall. Provost Pamela Jolicoeur 
approved CLU hosting the forum. After 
much planning and with the help of the 
Segerhammer Center for Faith and Culture, 
of which religion professor Dr. Guy Erwin 
is the director, the committee hopes the 
event will be a success. Other special events 
featured will be breakout sessions after each 

forum, during which members of the audi- 
ence can meet to discuss reactions to what 
they heard. The conference is designed to be 

"Hopefully people will leave the con- 
ference with greater consciousness of the 
rich traditions of other religions and with a 
sense that we can work together in peace 
rather than to stand opposed to violence," 
Tiemey said. 

Sophomore Davin Gahart also hopes 
the event will bring about change. 

"It really saddens me to see people at 
odds with something that all of us can real- 
ly understand if we only tried. I plan on 
attending the event myself and hopefully it 
will better understand my own knowledge 
so I can use it to benefit others," Gahart said. 

Senior Lindsay Birmingham said that 
this is something that really needs to occur. 

"With all that is happening with the 
Middle East and within our own country we 
need all the understanding we can get. 

Festival: sun, food and music 
draw crowds from the community 

■ Continued from Page l 

Kettle Com, shaved ice, and a variety of 
strawberry desserts were available, as well. 

"The food is really good, and there are 
some interesting people who show up," said 
sophomore Becky Badertscher. 

Other spectator events included a vari- 
ety of dance groups and a reenactment of the 
16th century Swedish Royal Court. Festival 
attendees could visit displays on various 
aspects of the Scandinavian culture from 
Norwegian elkhounds to the giant Dala 

Near the Pederson Library a group of 
booths offered entertainment geared towards 

children, including a magician and clown 
performers. Children could play on a large 
blow- up slide, a climbing rock wall, and a 
bouncer or ride a train. 

"Some of it is like Norway and some of 
it is Americanized, but it's still good that they 
try to show the culture," said Mane 

Booths throughout the park sold paint- 
ings, handcrafts, woodcarvings, clothing, 
music and jewelry. 

"I love it, it's so much fun. They should 
have more Norwegian stuff," said junior 
Johanna Hals, a CLU exchange student from 

Photograph by Candice Worthan 

Several girls wear traditional cos- 
tumes as they dance. 

Hopefully people here in the U.S. will 
become more open-minded to the different 
traits and characteristics of their peers and 
will embrace other cultures as their own. 
The more we learn from one another, the 
better relationships we will develop with 
people who are different than us. We can use 
that knowledge not only for ourselves but 
also to teach others who don't know. And 
maybe then people can learn to get along 
and just start accepting each other. Because 
that is what being a good person is all 
about," Birmingham said. 

Many faculty members have urged stu- 
dents to attend the event and some have 
made it a part of the syllabus. Other faculty 
members have offered students the option of 
earning extra credit. A number of students 
have reportedly signed up for the event and 
plan to attend. 

For more information on the event, 
contact Dr. Nathan Tiemey at or x3232. 


Registrar offers 
students a choice 

■ Continued from Page 1 

the system after 5 pjn. may alleviate this 

Other students like being able to only 
look and print out the classes they need to 

"I didn't have to search through all the 
classes; I could tailor it to what I need to 
take," said junior Stine Odegard. 

This is the first semester that Web 
Advisor has been available for undergradu- 
ate registration and the process is still being 
perfected, according to Muller. 

Photograph by Bryan Schmidt 

These dancers entertained the crowds with various Scandinavian dances 

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Photograph by Candice Worthan 
Festival-goers had the opportunity to try tra- 
ditional foods, served by chefs in less than tra- A musician plays a traditional Swedish nyckel- 
ditional costume. harpa as he walks through the festival crowds. 

Photograph by Candice Worthan 

Festival attendees encountered various people in tradi- 
tional Viking and Scandinavian dress. 

April 24, 2002 


The Echo 5 

Food poisoning blemishes luau 

By Teresa Olson 


Twenty-eight students were treated at 
the Student Health Center for food poison- 
ing, and several community members 
reported cases of illness, after eating at 
California Lutheran University's Fourth 
Annual Hawaiian Club Luau, according to 
Student Health Services. 

Ventura and Los Angeles county 
health departments are investigating the 
cases, which are thought to have been 
caused by incorrectly prepared food 
served by Bruddha's Hawaiian Foods, the 
Los Angeles-area caterer that prepared the 
luau's dinner. 

"I think we should be reimbursed for 
our tickets and toliet paper. I will not be 
attending the luau next year," Aaron 
Vorhis, junior, said. 

"The glazed chicken was a tasty alter- 
native to Cafeteria fair; however, I think 
many would agree that it was not worth it 
the next day," freshman Lisa Parker said. 

The evening opened with a perform- 
ance by the CLU Polynesian Dance Class. 

"The Polynesian dancers make the 
luau feel much more authentic," Amanda 
Klever, sophomore, said. 

The Polynesian dance class, which is 
taught by senior Angela Namba, gave its 
two performances, which closely resem- 
bled actual hula dancers. The performanc- 
es by the dancers also counted as their 

final grade. 

"They all performed quite well, they 
all got A's," Namba said. 

Following the performance was a 
dinner of Kalua pig, chicken teriyaki, 
Lomilomi salmon, pineapple upside-down 
cake and many more exotic dishes that 
forced guests to literally compete for their 
food. The only way for a table to be 
excused to get its food was to participate 
in a test of Hawaiian knowledge. 

"I'm very impressed with the way the 
Hawaiian students were able to bring their 
culture to us," junior Christie Anderson 

To entertain guests for the 45 minutes 
before the much anticipated Hawaii trip 
drawing, the club brought in Halau 'O 
Puananiha'aheo. These professional 
Polynesian dancers wowed the audience 
with a spectacular show that included 
hand-made instruments and girls ranging 
from what appeared to be elementary 
school all the way through adulthood. 

At 8 p.m. it was time to draw the win- 
ner of a free trip to Hawaii. The lucky 
winner, Elizabeth Hergert, claimed the 

A night of Polynesian dancing and 
delecious Hawaiian food provided stu- 
dents with a brief vacation from school. 

"We just hope that people can experi- 
ence and enjoy a small taste of the 
Hawaiian culture," said club president 
Valeria Okada. 

Photograph by Lani Green 
From left to right: Greg Semerdjian, Luke Lundmark and Jon Oakman try to 
get a hold of all the coconuts they can. 

Photograph by Lani Green 

The Halau 'O Puananiha'aheo, professional Polynesian dancers, entertained 
students last week at the luau in the gym. 

Financial aid for increasing tuition 

By Jannette Jauregui 

The cost of college, specifically pri- 
vate institutions like California Lutheran 
University, often turns students away from 
pursuing education beyond high school, 
according to CLU admissions counselor 
Shannon Ordonez. 

"Many students don't apply at all ini- 
tially because of the cost," said Ordonez. 
"Later they realize the aid that is avail- 

Eighty percent of students registered 
at CLU receive financial aid, as the cost to 
attend CLU averages $24,9 1 5 per year for 
students who live on campus. 

"Without financial aid I wouldn't be 
able to be here," said CLU sophomore 
" Matt Anderson. 

CLU provides $9.5 million per year in 
aid. The average financial assistance given 
to CLU students for the 2001-02 school 

year was $15,343, leaving an average of 
$9,572 left to be paid. Of the 2,857 stu- 
dents registered at CLU, 2,285 receive 
financial aid of some form. 

The cost of attending private universi- 
ties in California averages $25,000 per 
year, while the cost of attending the 
Universities of California averages 
$14,000, and California state universities 
average $11,000. 

The fees do not come without assis- 
tance. Scholarships, loans and grants are 
available to all students, depending on eli- 

A variety of financial aid is available 
specifically at CLU. Academic scholar- 
ships, university grants, congregational 
awards and outside scholarships are 
among the monies available to students 
that they do not have to pay back. 
Subsidized Federal Stafford loans, unsub- 
sidized Federal Stafford loans and Perkins 
loans that must be payed back. 

Work Study is also a form of financial 
aid. Depending on need, students are given 
the opportunity to work either on campus 
or with a CLU-affiliated company off 
campus to earn money that can go toward 
tuition fees. 

The amount of money a student can 
take out for each loan per year ranges from 
$3,000 to $9,000, and eligibility depends 
on the amount of need a student has. With 
the exception of the unsubsidized Stafford 
loan, with payments beginning at the time 
the loan is taken out, college loans do not 
have to be paid back right away. Most loan 
payments start six months after the student 

"1 have to do work study and I have 
loans and my parents have loans," said 
CLU sophomore Becky Badertscher. "I 
have about $3,000 a year in student loans." 

"Originally I thought it [CLU] was 
too high," said CLU sophomore Rachael 
Mooney. "I got the Presidential 

Scholarship, and I wouldn't be here with- 
out it. I would have gone to a state school." 

Tuition fees vary depending on resi- 
dency and the state in which the university 
is located. With college attendance growth 
expected to jump within the next several 
years, tuition fees are expected to do the 
same, possibly beyond the already annual 
raising of fees that already occurs. In the 
coming year CLU will see a 5 percent 
increase in tuition, raising it from $24,915 
to $26, 1 70 for students who live on cam- 

"It's very rare that there is no increase 
in cost at colleges and universities, espe- 
cially private institutions," said CLU 
President Luther Luedtke. "We're all con- 
cerned for affordability and accessibility. 
Our principle is to stay affordable. We 
don't want students to be screened out 
because of affordability. Compared to 
other private institutions, CLU is still rela- 
tively modest in expense." 

Incubus leaves fans reeling after concert 

By Mark Glesne 

Hoobastank and Incubus participated 
in the sixth performance of the 2002 Civic 
Tour this past Thursday at the Great 
Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif. 
Coming off a tour with 311, Hoobastank 
met up with Incubus, who just finished a 
vacation from recording and touring. 

Wasting no time, Hoobastank opened 
for Incubus at precisely 7:30 p.m. and 
rocked an unexpecting audience for a half 
an hour straight. Their performance was 
short but packed with an immense amount 
of energy and only songs from their latest, 
self-titled album. 

The only disappointment was that 
they played no new music. Unlike 

Incubus, Hoobastank is a newly recog- 
nized band. At least one new song would 
have completed their show and left the 
audience waiting for their next album. 
However, they played a great show and 
surely made an impact on anyone who 
hadn't heard them before. 

"I loved Hoobastank ... they're my 
second favorite band after that show," said 
junior Dan Carlton. "They have the same 
flavor as Incubus ... so they were really 
good for they beginning of the show." 

The moment tens of thousands of fans 
had been waiting months for came when 
the Forum went black; Incubus subtly 
entered the unlit stage and guitar feedback 
preceding "Circles" cut through the 
screaming fans. Incubus amazed the crowd 
continuously for almost two hours. 

Incubus' performance was nothing short of 
perfection. The selection of songs from 
their last three albums was laid in such a 
manner than one's adrenaline could not 
settle for a split second. The lighting was 
unexplainably the perfect compliment to 
the music and Brandon Boyd (lead singer) 
continuously thanked and referred to the 
audience as "neighbors," expressing his 
joy of playing in front of the band's home 

Incubus marked halfway with a two- 
song acoustic set in which two couches, an 
end table and lamp were pushed to the cen- 
ter of the stage. Stellar as they performed 
"Mexico" and "Pardon Me" acoustically, 
Incubus proved how simplistic and beauti- 
fiil music can be when you sit down with 
friends and perform from your heart. 

"I thought that was a really cool part 
in the show. They made everything really 
personal and intimate ... it was kind of 
homey and a really nice change," said 
sophomore Kesse Blundell. 

The energy and intensity that the 
entire group put forth did not subside at 
any time throughout the night. They did 
not stray, musically, from what they laid 
down on their albums, but their intensity 
and energy pushed their fans beyond the 
studio into a whole new experience. 

"That was the third time I have seen 
them and it was the best show by far," said 
sophomore Karen Thompson. 

Incubus proved once again that they 
are just as good live as they are in the stu- 
dio and upheld their reputation as one of 
the greatest rock bands to date. 

6 The Echo 


April 24, 2002 

Campus Quotes 

Would you prefer to live on or off campus? 

Laurie Bradbury, junior, psychology 

"I would rather live off campus 
because 1 would have more freedom." 

Jesse Creydt, junior, political science 

"I now accept the rules of living on 
campus; however; I would rather live off 
campus because I feel the alcohol policy 
shows a complete lack of faith and trust in 
the future leaders of America." 

Micheal Barker, junior, history 

"I would rather live on campus 
because it is close to everything and you 
don't have to worry about transportation 
and you can just roll out of bed before 

George Tellez, freshman, biology 

"I would rather live on campus 
because you meet a lot of new people 
every day." 

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Mauricio Bowsa, junior, criminal justice Kirsten Smith, sophomore, biology 

"It is easier to live on campus because 
it is convenient because I play football and 
waking up and rolling out of bed is so 
much easier than waking up early and 
driving to school." 

"Living on campus is more fun but it 
is too expensive and the food is gross." 

Camie Adair, freshman, biology 

"I like living on campus because I can 
wake up and roll out of bed to go to class." 

Laura Mackiewiez, freshman, sports med- 

"I like living on campus because everyone 
is here to hang out with and to talk to, and 
it is really fun!" 

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45 Greek (abbr.) 

27 Small bite 

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47 Collection of poems 

28 Rodent 

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49 Lettuce preparation 

29 Faintly lighted 

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51 Lion 

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55 To the inside 

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April 24, 2004 


The Echo 

Seniors organize art exhibit 

By Pamela Hunnicut 

The opening ceremony for the 
California Lutheran University Senior Art 
Exhibit took place on Saturday, April 20, 
in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and 
Culture located in the Soiland Humanities 
Center. CLU senior art majors displayed 
their paintings, sculptures, drawings, pho- 
tography, ceramics, printmaking and com- 
puter graphics imagery in an exhibit titled 
"Chemin Faisant." 

As a part of their capstone classes and 
graduation preparation, the art majors are 
instructed on the process and the planning 
that goes into constructing an event of this 

Participating students have learned 
how to curate and hang an exhibit on their 
own so they are prepared to present their 
artwork after they graduate. The students 
work collaboratively and every aspect of 
the showcase is prepared by them, with 
the freedom to be as creative as they like. 

"The exhibit is a wonderful problem- 
solving operation and culmination of per- 
sonal search, experimentation and hard 
work that have come to fruition," said pro- 
fessor Larkin Higgins. 

Higgins has been teaching drawing 
and painting at CLU since 1985. She cur- 
rently teaches the capstone class that 
instructs the students on the preparation of 
this art showcase. 

The art majors have all been taught 
various aspects of showcasing artwork, 
which will prepare them for graduate 
school as well as the real world. They are 
instructed on how to prepare resumes, 

artist statements, guestbooks, as well as 
price their own artwork. The students also 
get to meet with a professional framer to 
learn how to properly mat and frame their 
artwork in order to preserve it. 

"The most important thing about the 
students being able to have the show, espe- 
cially in the Kwan Fong Gallery, is that it 
completes the act of creating art, which is 
the entire cycle of the creator and the 
viewer," Higgins said. 

Senior art major Beth Garrison has a 
special interest in the field of graphic arts, 
so she was put in charge of designing the 
exhibit announcement. She used a photo- 
graph by Joseph Diedrick, and the theme 
'path making,' to create the showcase 

"She followed the project all the way 
through and did a great job. This gave her 
the added experience and the thrill of 
designing her own showcase announce- 
ment," Higgins said. "This group of sen- 
iors is exceptionally strong, because they 
have influenced and critiqued each others' 
work. I think critique is the most impor- 
tant aspect of a studio class. It moves the 
flow of creativity and exploration into 
areas that might not have been delved into 
without each others' constructive criti- 

Seniors participating in the exhibit are 
Joseph Diedrick, Aaron Dixon, Bethany 
Garrison, Brendan Kelley, Jamie 
Laguilles, Christina Mossesso and John 

The Senior Art Exhibit, "Chemin 
Faisant," will be on display in the Kwan 
Fong Gallery until the closing ceremony 
on Saturday, May 18. 

Photograph by Erin Cohrs 

Students and parents enjoying the Senior Art Exhibit during the opening cer- 
emony last Saturday, April 20. 

Photograph by Erin Cohrs 

The Senior Art Exhibit was organized, created and curated entirely by senior 
art majors and will be on display until Saturday, May 18. 

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Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate 
and Selma Blair play two best friends in 
the movie "The Sweetest Thing." This is a 
classic comedy about girl "players." 
Christina, played by Diaz, is the woman 
every man wants and the girl who does not 
want to commit to any man. But she and 
her best friend Courtney, played by 
Applegate, set out to find a man whom 
Christina met in a bar. Following a brief 
interlude, she determined that he is the one 
for her and sets out to find him. 

"It's actually quite a comy storyline, 
but the movie had such quality comedy 
that was fresh and not too overdone," 
freshman Camie Adair said. "It made me 
fall in love with Cameron Diaz all over 
again, and now I remember why I liked her 

spunk so much.' 

The film includes sick humor, like 
most comedies today, but this was differ- 
ent and was produced as original material 
with the help of the talented Diaz. 

"This movie was great and it was nice 
to see Christina Applegate back into act- 
ing. It was random and that was the most 
enjoyable aspect," freshman Marisa 
Glatzer said. 

Wonderful '80s music accompanied 
the film in all its splendor and retro 

"I can't wait to get the soundtrack. 
That decade was the best decade there is, 
and I'm not gonna lie to you," freshman 
Grant Smith said. 

"The Sweetest Thing" is one of those 
comedies that could live up to "American 
Pie" and "American Pie 2" status as a clas- 
sic comedy, but more for females. 

By Mark Glesne 





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Last November, Hoobastank released 
their self-titled major label debut with The 
Island Def Jam Music Group. The Los 
Angeles-based Hoobastank consists of 
Dan Estrin (guitar), Doug Robb (vocals), 
Chris Hesse (drums) and Markku 
Lappalainen (bass). 

Estrin and Robb are alumni of nearby 
Agoura Hills High School and began their 
musical adventure seven years ago. 

Having recently finished tour dates 
with 311, Hoobastank has just stepped on 
the tour bus with Incubus. Despite being 
labeled as an Incubus rip-off, Hoobastank 
has emerged with its own musical style 
and its own look on life. 

Hoobastank's first single, "Crawling 
in the Dark," swept across the nation and 
put the band on the professional map. This 
album was a huge step for the group both 
musically and professionally; a long way 
from their previous album, "They Sure 
Don't Make Basketball Shorts Like They 
Used To," which was a conglomeration of 
hard-hitting funk grooves and ska-rock. 

After hearing the first two tracks of 
this album, the listener knows that 
Hoobastank is not messing around. 
"Crawling in the Dark" and "Remember 

Me" incorporate hard guitar riffs and 
catchy overtones - and that is only the 
beginning. Hoobastank's clean rock style 
is both refreshing and pulse-raising. 

The group's second single, "Running 
Away," shows a slightly softer side but 
without losing the energy and intensity 
that permeates throughout the album. 
Musically, the band shows its greatest 
strength in the melodies and guitar work- 
ings of its songs. 

Robb's vocals are both soothing and 
gripping, walking the fine line that so 
many rock lead singers have crossed. 
Estrin's guitar antics are finely distorted 
and perfectly orchestrated to complement 
the vocal styling. 

Although you will not find syncopa- 
tion on this album, the guitar and drums 
work with each other to attempt counter- 
rhythms. The different musical aspects 
within this album come together to create 
an intoxicating combination. 

Hoobastank's next album will be cru- 
cial in securing their success as a band. 
They have established a core following 
across the U.S. and must not let their fans 
down with a sub-par follow-up album. If 
they continue to grow musically and con- 
tinue their rigorous touring schedule, they 
will be a rock force to be reckoned with in 
the near future. 

8 The Echo 


Who says you're not an individual? 

By Michele Hatler 

A college campus seems to be the 
perfect place for a student to develop 
an individual identity. CLU is a place 
where most (not all) students become 
identified with a collective identity. In 
this collective identity, most students 
seem to dress alike, talk alike, behave 
in the same manner, listen to the same 

music, have the same social and moral 
views— well, you get the point. 

Now, there are some similarities 
that students can't help; the fact most 
of the students are white, on the upper 
side of middle class and Protestant 
from the suburbs. 

Students can't help this, of course. 
As a Presidential Host, 1 give tours to 
prospective students, and for the most 
part there isn't much diversity in the 
visitors. I don't think it's anyone's 
fault; CLU just doesn't appeal to some 
people. Adding diversity will help our 
campus grow in a lot of ways. 

So, we have always been told to be 
individuals and don't be like other 
people. But, I have a few problems 
with this. I don't think individualism 
has anything to do with whom you 
hang out with unless the "identity" of 
your group starts running your life. If 

your decisions and the bases on the 
decisions and beliefs are the consensus 
of a whole, then you are not an indi- 

But for those of us who hang out 
with people who are just like us, that 
doesn't mean we are not individuals. 
We have just made friendships with 
people that we share similar interests 
with. We have made friends because 
we have things in common. Liking the 
same music, clothes and beliefs 
should be what connects you to some- 
one. When you are around people con- 
stantly you say the same words and 
talk like each other. Big deal. 

So much emphasis is put on being 
an individual. As long as you don't 
change your lifestyle and morals 
because of someone else (unless it's 
for the better and not the worse), you 
are still an individual. 

Letter to the Editor 

Hello to the CLU community. I have been a student in 
absentia for the last three months, as I am currently partic- 
ipating in the Lutheran College Washington Semester pro- 
gram. The LCWS is operated by a consortium of 10 
Lutheran colleges across America— Augustana College 
(SD), California Lutheran University, Concordia College 
(Moorhead), Concordia University (River Forest), Lenoir- 
Rhyne College, Luther College, Susquehanna University, 
Thiel College, Valparaiso University and Wittenberg 
University, as well as the founders Muhlenberg, Gettysburg 
and Roanoke. It provides an extraordinary opportunity for 
students of these colleges to live, work and become politi- 
cally and socially active in our nation's capital. In addition 
to numerous available internships ranging from the Senate 
to the Smithsonian, students are offered a wide variety of 
classes in topics such as global political issues, conflict and 
dispute resolution, public policy, public relations, ethnicity 
studies and photojournalism. 

I can already say that this is an experience I would 
eagerly recommend to all CLU students. In Washington, 
you not only find exposure to the myriad issues and con- 
cerns of our country, but you have your finger on the 
nation's pulse. I can attend seminars at conservative policy 
research centers like the Cato Institute and the Heritage 
Foundation, and I currently work at the Democratic Policy 
Committee of the U.S. Senate under the leadership of 
Senator Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota). From the left to 
the right to the center, every part of the political and social 
spectrum calls on this city. It has been dubbed the capital of 

the free world, while at other times it personifies the divid- 
ed, partisan nature of our society; but none can deny 
Washington's importance. 

If students want to get involved in public service or 
non-profit service, the obvious opportunities are here. If 
students are interested in law, you're in luck— this city is 
home to rnore lawyers and law firms than just about any 
other city in the world. If students are interested in com- 
munication, this i? your city— countless public relations 
firms call the District of Columbia home, and virtually 
every major newspaper has offices here. If students are 
interested in opportunities for graduate study, look no fur- 
there— exemplary institutions like Georgetown, American 
University, Catholic University of America, George 
Washington University and Howard University are within 
the D.C. city limits, while George Mason University, 
William & Mary, Johns Hopkins, University of Virginia 
and many others are close by. 

An academic community like CLU is often a place of 
opinions both strong and divergent, especially on issues 
that matter. I would challenge all CLU students to bring 
their opinions and ideas here to the place where opinions 
and ideas matter most. It is the opportunity of a lifetime 
which costs only the regular tuition, room and board one 
would normally pay at CLU. For both those who are proud 
of our country and those who want to change it, 
Washington DC. waits and beckons you. 

Adam Martin 
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April 24, 2002 


The Echo 

It's all about the Benjamins 

By Jason Scott 

The phrase "campaign finance 
reform" has become one of those sancti- 
fied sound bites that people in the United 
States have, as usual, adopted with the 
utmost haste and least real thought; in 
other words, it sounds good, which is 
enough to make most people feel perfect- 
ly comfortable spouting off about it. Part 
of the problem with the whole thing is 
that most of the people pushing for cam- 
paign finance reform are motivated either 
by self-interest or by an underlying and 
general misconception of the nature of 
American civil government. 

To begin with, one should look to the 
people who advocate reform. One exam- 
ple is The Alliance for Democracy, whose 
website description states that it "seeks to 

By Bret Rumbeck 

Whatever happened to the days 
when a man could trade two sheep and a 
bushel of wheat for a wife and a dowry? 
Ah, yes, the old-fashioned barter system 
has given way to a system of green paper 
with portraits of dead American patriots 
to buy happiness and political candi- 
dates. Sure this isn't the most exciting 
topic in the world, but neither is religion. 
I'd stick with campaign finance reform, 
if 1 were you! 

Long ago, around 1 996 or so, a few 
senators decided that they'd try to clean 
up dirty money floating around federal 
and state campaigns. What a great public 
relations move! With such lofty goals, 

free all people from corporate domina- 
tion, to establish true democracy, and to 
create a just society with a sustainable, 
equitable economy." The problems with 
statements like this are that they are not 
only definitive of the socialistic, strictly 
un-American mentality behind the drive 
to exclude private finance from political 
elections, but are drastically mistaken in 
their assumptions about American poli- 
tics. America never was a democracy and 
never will be. It was founded by a 
wealthy and elite educated aristocracy 
who, no matter what one might argue, 
created a far better and more successful 
government than the uninformed, tumul- 
tuous hoi polloi ever could have. Since 
that time this marvelous creation has 
been maintained and guarded by follow- 
ing generations of that same elite group, 
and if things work out for the best inter- 
ests of everyone concerned, will continue 
so to be. It is noteworthy to anyone inter- 
ested in politics that Aristotle created the 
notion of democracy as the manifestation 
and summation of the worst and most 
unjust form of government; it translates 
literally to "mob rule." 

In a non-democratic country, the 
movers and shakers in the realm of poli- 
tics are the insiders, the men with money 
and influence. Private money and private 
influence, that is. These men, as members 
of the top rung of the social hierarchy, 
would be almost inherently well-educat- 

they'd look like saints in a room full of 
imps in the eyes of the average 
American. Evidently, Americans don't 
like their representatives to have a career 
shrouded in scandal or corruption; just 
ask any Turlocker on campus who has 
the pleasure of Gary Condit as a 
Congressional representative. 

First, a few definitions. "Hard 
money" describes the direct contribution 
to a candidate's campaign or political 
party. "Soft money," well, is rather con- 
fusing. Any money not regulated by fed- 
eral election law is soft money. It was 
supposed to encourage party building in 
non-election years, but has become a 
huge loophole for the wealthy to donate 
to campaigns and buy their way into the 
White House. 

As a history major, I've always been 
curious how American politics worked 
back when Jefferson or Madison was 
running the show. Did they run annoying 
commercials during intermission at the 
play, or did they whisper in the windows 
of their neighbor that their opponent was 
a Communist? More importantly, how 
much money did they raise to become 
elected president? The main problem 
isn't a business like Enron or an individ- 
ual like Rupert Murdock buying a candi- 
date; quite simply, the candidate has 
become a lazy slave to technology. It's 

ed and experienced in leadership; leader- 
ship by this elite would be consistently 
thought out better and more efficient than 
a truly democratic government. 

So, if one can get past the disbelief, 
wrought by decades of training and well- 
enforced lies, that we do indeed live in a 
republic, then it becomes quite obvious 
why a politician (1 won't list any, but it is 
pretty clear when one considers... well... 
party name, let's say...) would want very 
badly to convince the voting public that 
we live in a democracy. It is easier to 
glean votes from a stupefied public with a 
30-second attention span and a self-right- 
eous individualist attitude than it would 
be to win the support of a knowing and 
politically entwined social elite. By 
preaching year after year the lie that 
America is a democracy, one who relies 
on the vote of people who might buy that 
lie increases his chances of election and 
reelection significantly. Combine this 
with the fact that most politicians who 
preach democracy to the uneducated 
masses also prey upon the insecurities 
and prejudices of the disgruntled under- 
classes in American society, and it should 
come as no surprise that Democrats get 
elected and reelected. As alien to 
American political reality as democracy 
is, it is astoundingly swallowed hook, 
line and sinker by millions upon millions 
of completely duped and totally 
enthralled citizens. 

much easier for a candidate to buy tele- 
vision time or an Internet site to reach 
people, rather than hold a local town 
meeting or go door-to-door. While you 
and I are sitting down to watch 
"Smallville," Vice-President Gore is out 
schmoozing with Buddhist monks and 
President Bush is playing drinking 
games with the head of Texaco. Middle- 
and lower- class citizens only become 
important votes when issues like labor 
and welfare become hot issues. 

Now I'm not discounting the impor- 
tance of campaign funds. People who 
work hard on the campaign need to be 
paid, and yard signs, mailers, stamps and 
the occasional late-night pizza and beer 
bust call for money. As of today, individ- 
uals are only allowed to give up to 
$1,000 per candidate, per election. If 
someone wants to give $1,000 to a can- 
didate, that's just fine. However, I have a 
problem with big business giving any 
form of money to political candidates 
and parties. Just as computer firms have 
no right changing the name of 
Candlestick Park, Starbucks has no right 
donating a few million to Senator Patty 
Murray. Is it all in the name of good busi- 
ness, or just in the name of self-interest? 
I'm happy for the entrepreneur who 
had the ability to amass a fortune on a 
new idea, or someone was lucky enough 

So what does this have to do with 
campaign finance reform? It's simple. 
The people in power are using the notion 
of reform as a ploy to either get into or 
remain in office; while the issue increas- 
es their popularity and name recognition, 
and is very profitable (in terms of public- 
ity) to people like closet-Democrat John 
McCain, their lifestyles and careers do 
not depend upon it. The rich are still rich 
and the powerful are still powerful, even 
if they are having their constitutional 
rights stepped all over by being denied 
the wholly American right to put one's 
money where one's mouth is. The lobby- 
ists lobbying for "finance reform" and the 
supposed reduction of private finances 
influence in politics are making and 
spending money on this issue just like 
those lobbying for every other issue in 
politics. The DNC, the heart of the party 
most guilty of using finance reform as a 
political ploy, still managed to squeak in 
tens of millions of raised dollars to build 
a fancy new headquarters hours before 
that money was made illegal by the very 
law they pushed so hard to pass. They 
still managed to deflect the question of 
ethics by equating "ethical" with "strictly 
legal." And in the end, sadly, they will 
probably have more people convinced 
that the basis of America is mob rule and 
that they are the valiant guardians of such 
a fine institution. 

E-mail me 

to invest in Intel while it was only $3 a 
share; this is capitalism at its finest. 
However, this does not give the person 
any right to funnel vast amounts of cash 
to the pockets of a politician. America at 
its finest is not bought-and-sold by 
politicians who help out only those with 
money to donate. A true campaign 
reform would forbid any donation over 
$1,000 from any person, place, or busi- 
ness. Since candidate Wilson Corello 
can't rely solely on his deep-pocketed 
friends to buy him an office, he may 
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Hawaiian Club responses to food poisoning 

The CLU Hawaiian Club would like to address the controversy about the 
reports of food poisoning from this year's annual luau that was held on April 
18, 2002. We acknowledge that the food served at the luau did have bacteria 
that may have caused cases of food poisoning. Symptoms such as queasiness, 
diarrhea and vomiting have been reported and if anyone has had these symp- 
toms, but have not reported them, we ask that you please go to Health Services 
as soon as possible. We want to know approximately how many people were 

The Hawaiian Club, Marriott, Health Services and Campus Security are 

investigating further into this incident. We suspect that the food provided by 
the outside caterer was not packed well. Therefore bacteria grew and multi- 
plied under the conditions of the time and temperature. We want to state that 
Sodhexo Marriott is not responsible for the occurrence of the food poisoning. 
On behalf of the Hawaiian Club, we regret that this occurrence took place 
and until further notice no reimbursements will be given. We w.ll update you 
with further updates on our findings. 

CLU Hawaiian Club 

lO The Echo 


April 24, 2002 

Baseball splits week, 2-2, vs. 
CMS and CS Dominguez Hills 

By Michelle Loughmiller 


The California Lutheran baseball 
team played a nonconference game against 
California State University Dominguez 
Hills on Wednesday, April 17. The 
Kingsmen lost by a score of 3-7. Luke 
Stajcar went two for four and Steve 
Maitland had two RBIs. 

On Friday, April 19, the Kingsmen 
baseball team played a conference game 
against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at home. 


Jason Hirsh 

pitched seven innings 
and acquired five strike- 
outs and only allowed 
six hits and two earned 

Maitland went 
three for four with two 
doubles and a triple. 
Jeff Meyers went three 
for three and hit a two- 
run home run in the 
third inning. In the 
fourth inning 
smacked a 
grand slam. 
In the sixth 
inning Andy 
Luttrel 1 
added addi- 
tional points 

Photograph by Tory Fithian 
Jason Claros is the leading home run hitter 
for the Kingsmen this season with ten 
bombs. He has also batted in 39 runs. 

Photograph by Tory Fithian 
Sophomore Jason Hirsh pitched seven innings, 
striking out five and allowing only two runs to 
score on Friday. 

with a three-run home run. 

With the help of three 
home runs, teamwork and three 
double plays, the Kingsmen 
pulled off a huge win of 21-4. 

"It was good to see us 
play together as a team and 
win," Luttrell said. 

The Kingsmen played two 
more conference games against 

Photograph by Tory Fithi 
Steve Maitland hit three homeruns on 
Saturday against CMS and on Friday, he hit 
two doubles and a triple. 

CMS on Saturday, April 20 and 
won the first game with a score of 6-2. 
Ryan Melvin and Justin Keeling both 
pitched for CLU for the win and Maitland 
added two home runs to CLU's success. 

In the second game, CLU lost with a 
score of 1 1-7. The Kingsmen were ahead 
most of the game, but Claremont scored 
six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. 

Amos Raddatz, Hirsh and Keeling all 

pitched for the Kingsmen. In addition to 
Maitland's two home runs in the first 
game, he smacked another home run that 
afternoon. With the combined effort, the 
Kingsmen still fell short of the win. 

"It was a tough loss and we didn't 
play our best. We have to take one game 
at a time and continue to work hard," 
Luttrell said. 

Tennis in top half of SCIAC 

By Cassandra Wolf 

Last week, the Kingsmen and Regals 
tennis teams faced some tough competi- 
tion at their team championship matches 
and captured third and fourth place in the 
Southern California Intercollegiate 
Athletic Conference conference, respec- 

On April 19, the Regals lost to 
Occidental College, ranked No. 5 in the 
conference, 1-5. Senior Stacy Scanlan and 
sophomore Stephanie Perkins won their 
doubles match, 8-3. Senior Jennifer 
Stoltenberg strained her medial collateral 
ligament during the No. 3 singles match 
she led, 7-5, 5-2, 30 all until the injury. 
Sophomore Annkia Ludewig replaced 
Stoltenberg in the next No. 3 singles 
match, and the Regals defeated the 
University of La Verne, 9-0 by sweeping 
the three doubles and the six singles 
matches. According to head coach Nancy 
Garrison, the Regals tied with Occidental 
College for fourth place in the final con- 
ference standings and finished fifth in the 
tournament — the highest the team ever 

On April 20, the Regals defeated 
Whittier College, 9-0, and the Kingsmen 
defeated Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, 5-2. 
Again, the Regals swept their doubles and 
singles competition. 

"Lots of good things happened," said 
Garrison. "We tied for the Sportsmanship 
Award, so everything went our way, except 
for the injury. We had a very successful 
weekend ... We pretty much accomplished 
a lot of our goals because we played so 
well at the end and the wins were a result 
of everybody playing so well. They defi- 

nitely came together as a team. Annika 
stepped up and they all played well as a 
team. One of the first things the girls said 
when we got on the bus is: 'We win or lose 
as a team.'" 

"We ended up with an overall record 
of 14-9, which is the best record we ever 
had as far as I can find going back to 
1977," Garrison continued. "We also 
placed [sophomore Rebecca] Hunau in the 
first team all-conference. She made the 
second team last year. [Freshman Lisa] 
Novajosky got second team all-confer- 

On Friday, the Kingsmen beat the 
University of La Verne but lost to 
Redlands. However, Saturday brought 
victory to the Kingsmen as they beat 
nationally ranked Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 
by sweeping the doubles matches and with 
victories from Arif Hasan, Jeremy 
Quinlan, Quinn Caldaron and Sean 

This season the Kingsmen posted the 
most dual meet victories since 1997 and 
will finish at least sixth in the west region. 

"Overall, we finished third in the 
conference, behind [the University of] 
Redlands, ranked No. 4 in the nation and 
Claremont College, ranked 5-10 in the 
nation," said head coach Mike Gennettte. 
"We beat Pomona-Pitzer today to win third 
place. Pomona's preseason rank was 22, 
but they have wins as high as No. 12, so 
that puts us between 1 2 and 1 5 . We beat La 
Verne, 4-0, then we lost to Redlands, 2-5 
and then we beat Pomona-Pitzer, 5-2." 

"Three of our players made all-con- 
ference: [Junior] Arif Hasan, [sophomore] 
Jeremy Quinlan and [freshman] Quinn 
Caldaron," Gennette continued. "The thing 
that was exciting today was that we swept 
doubles and we won convincingly in sin- 

gles. What we have to look forward to is 
the Ojai Tournament and that will basical- 
ly finalize who gets into nationals for indi- 

"It was actually a great tournament," 
said junior Tim Di Leo. "We definitely met 
our expectations. We were shooting to win 
the conference, but in reality, we were 
going to get third and we didn't lose that. 
The most exciting part was beating 
Pomona-Pitzer. It was kind of like a 
revenge thing: We went out there and 
crushed them. We went and beat all the 
matches that we needed to win; we took 
the doubles, 3-0 and the first four singles. 
The only ones [singles] we lost were five 
and six." 

"Our No. 1 guy Arif Hasan deserves 
a lot of credit for where we are this year. 
He is by far the best player in the confer- 
ence [and] he got us a lot of critical points. 
He showed it by beating all of the three 
No. 1 singles opponents that he played over 
the weekend. He beat some pretty top- 
notch players; he just really stepped up this 
weekend. I played with him at Saddleback 
Junior College and he's matured as a team 
player, an individual and as a person." 

This Thursday, Hasan, Quinlan and 

nament brings 1,600 entries in 36 divi- 
sions, such as PAC 10 individual champi- 
onships, Big West Team championships, 
Community and Independent Colleges and 
Juniors and Open. Pete Sampras, Lindsay 
Davenport, Billy Jean King, Arthur Ashe, 
Michael Chang and Tracy Austin are some 
of the 80 former tennis players at The Ojai 
who won one or more Grand Slam events 
as professionals. 

"Lisa and Becca will represent us in 
the Ojai Tournament in singles and in dou- 
bles," said Garrison. "The other doubles 
team representing Cal Lu will be Scanlan 
and Perkins." 

"The last thing is that for nationals, 
they take five teams from the West Region 
and right now we are basically tied for 
fifth in the region," said Gennette. "But 
I'm not too optimistic about being selected, 
because the southern California area is 
already heavily represented. We're tied 
with I infield from Oregon and they would 
be the only team from the Pacific 
Northwest and the coaches want a team 
from that region. That region is underrep- 
resented right now. The summary here is 
that from last year to this year, there has 
been a tremendous turnaround and if we 
can do that much in one year, then the 

Caldaron, along with Hunau and 

Novajosky, will represent the Kingsmen sky's the limit." 

and the Regals, [ qq YeE VoDfTkTngVmENAND ""' 


Non-stop tennis action from Friday, April 26 

through Sunday, April 28. 

Admission is $8 on Friday and $12 on Saturday 

and Sunday. 

There are student discounts available. 

For venues, pairings and results, visit 

respectively, in the 
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Tournament, also I 
known as The | 
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Division III West i 
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APRIL 24, 2002 


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Individuals shine at 
Pomona-Pitzer Invite 

By Katie Bashaw 


California Lutheran University 
track and field team's top athletes trav- 
eled to the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on 
Friday, April 19 to compete against some 
of the top collegiate athletes in the world. 

Runners, thowers and jumpers from 
schools such as UC Santa Barbara, 
UCLA, Westmont College and most of 
the schools from the Southern California 
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference were 
among the many teams that showed up to 
compete. So many athletes participating 
caused as many as 10 flights for some of 
the running events, but the CLU partici- 
pants stepped up to the competition and, 
amid outstanding performances from all 
the Kingsmen and Regals attending, jun- 
ior Tom Ham, junior Dan Carlton and 
freshman Courtney Parks finished first in 
their flights. 

Women's 800-meters 

Men's 800-meters 

mght 9 2nd Kristy Fischer - 2:31 

mght 9 1st Tom Ham - 2:05 

6th Gianina Lomedico - 2:35 

4th John Cummings - 2:09 

8th Amanda Klever - 2:39 

5th Scott Sigfried- 2:14 j 

".-;'.' w 2nd Carly Sandell - 2:38 

6th Andy Miller -2:15 

4th Courtney Parks - 2:48 

Men's 1500-metejs 

Women's 1500-meters 

nights 1st Tom Ham - 4:08 

mght 5 2nd Kristy Fischer - 5:06 

mght 6 4th John Cummings - 4:29 

5th Gianina Lomedico - 5:17 

6th Scott Sigfried -4:32 

10th Amanda Klever - 5:34 

flight 6 1st Courtney Parks - 5:28 

Men's 400-meter hurdles i 

4th Christin Newby - 6:02 

nights 2nd Grant Kincade - 60.86 

Women's Hiqh Jump 

Men's Shot Put i 

Fight 2 t8th Dereem McKinney - 4'09 n 

mght 4 9th Keith Jones - 28" ' 

mght 5 1st Dan Carlton - 26'08" 

Women's Shot Put 

mght 5 8th Dereem McKinney - 22'08" 

Men's Hammer 

night 5 8th Keith Jones - 79'06" 

Women's Hammer 

9th Dan Carlton - 65'04" 

mght? 4th Ashleigh Poulin - 88'10 n 

Men's Javelin 

Women's Javelin 

mght 2 8th Keith Jones- 140'07 n 

mght 4 7th Dereem McKinney - 76'03" 

mght 3 4th Cory Hughes- 136' 10" 

8th Ashleigh Poulin - 69'09" 

7th Dan Carlton- 128'ir 

Softball trouble vs. LV 

By John Botta 


Coming off a three-game winning 
streak, the California Lutheran University 
softball team took on first-place 
University of La Veme in a-three game 
series on April 12 and 13. 

After a dramatic 3-2 win in the first 
game, the Regals were unable to keep pace 
with their opponents in either of the next 
two, losing 8-0 and 9-3. 

On Friday, Cal Lutheran started off 
strong taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning. 
The Regals protected their lead throughout 
the entire game, going into the seventh 
inning with a 3-1 lead. 

Just as it looked as though the 
Regals' work was finished, La Verne 
pulled within a run of tying and loaded the 
bases. As La Verne's next batter sliced a 
ground ball down the left field line, seem- 
ingly destined to tie the game, Christa 
"Where Triples Go to Die" Galier found a 
way to scoop up the threat and fire it to 
first, tenths of a second before the runner's 
touch, to give the Regals a 3-2 win. 

While the win boosted Cal 

Lutheran's place 
in the standings, 
it also made 
the Leopards 
mad. The next 
day, at La 
Verne, the 

Regals did not 
manage a single 
run and were 
held to just five 
hits in the first 
of two games. 
In game two, La 
Verne never 
gave the Regals 
a chance, scor- 
ing eight runs in 
the first inning 

these losses 
behind them, 
the Regals will 

head to the University of Redlands on 
Friday, April 26. Manager Jodi Eyraud is 
looking forward to ending the season on a 
positive note. 

Photograph by Kim Nelli 

Carrie Mitchell went two for three on Friday, April 12 
against the University of LaVerne, and scored a run for the 

"One thing I know is that we are 
going to come back with a positive atti- 
tude," Eyraud said. "We have nothing to 
lose, so we are going to play our hearts 






By Luke Patten 


The California Lutheran 
University men's golf team got its con- 
ference tournament started on Monday, 
April 15, with a round of 307, good 
enough for third place out of eight 
teams, after the first round. 

CLU entered the tournament in a 
three-way tie for second place in the 
conference with 10 points for the sea- 
son, two behind the University of La 
Verne. The winner of the tournament 
will receive eight points in the stand- 

The second half of the tournament 
takes place on Wednesday, April 24, and 
the conference champion will be decid- 
ed Tuesday of the following week when 
all eight teams will meet at La Purisma. 

The team was led on the 15th by 
Aaron Bondi, who shot a 74 for the 
round. Randy Cox (76), Matt Holland 
(77), Jason Poyser (80), Jordan 
Silvertrust (80) and Jess Card (81) made 
up the rest of the Kingsmen roster for 
the round. 

After having won eight of the last 
nine conference championships, a little 
pressure is being felt by this year's team 
to live up to the high standards of the 
recent past. 

"I'd say there is some pressure, but 
I don't think it's because of the pressure 
that we haven't had a good season. We 
can still at least make it respectable," 
said Holland. 

As for the rest of the tournament, 
Holland said that things can only get 
better for the Kingsmen. 

"I'm comfortable with where 
we're at. We're starting to play better, so 
we should be able to stay where we're 
at, if not get better," said Holland. 

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Honoring student-athletes 

April 24, 2002 

Overall, California 

Lutheran University 

student-athletes have a 

higher collective GPA 

than the student body 

as a whole. 

The top three teams for each 
gender include: 

Men's Track 


Men's Cross-Country 


Men's Tennis 


Women's Tennis 


Women's Volleyball 


Women's Cross-Country 


2002 SCIAC 






Student-athletes with a 3.25 
CLU GPA or better include: 


Landon Cortenbach 
Ed Edsall 
Jason Hirsh 
Justin Keeling 
Simon Lozano 
Tim Penprase 
Robert Simmons 
Brian Skaug 
Ryan Yurek 

Men's Basketball 
Noah Brocious 
Jake Coffman 
Pat Holmberg 

Women's Basketball 
Julie Cichon 
Malia Finseth 
Andrea Monden 

Men's Cross-Country 
Morgan Alley 
Tom Ham 
Josh Kramer 
Andy Miller 

Women's Cross-Country 
Kristy Fischer 
Amanda Klever 
Lissa Merrill 
Lindsay O'Niell 
Courtney Parks 
Jamie Pearcy 
Carly Sandell 
Erika Verrone 

Robert Boland 
Jimmy Fox 

Casey O'Brian 
David Oviedo 
Kyle Paterik 
Ryan Tukua 
Arsenia Valenzuela 
Kyle Wells 
Travis Young 


Jess Card 
Matt Holland 
Mike McConnell 
Jason Poyser 

Men's Soccer 
Jason Block 
Andy Buben 
Valentino Diaz 
Danny Ermolovich 
Matt Jordan 
Sven Erik Nisja 

Women's Soccer 
Jessie Armacost 
Maria Beuschen 
Pam Clark 
Leilani Green 
Aubreigh Hutchison 
Tiffany Kayama 
Holly Martin 
Lisa McCreary 
Heather Moore 
Katie Norton 
Laura O'Neill 
Malika Rice 
Alix Rucinski 
Melissa Waldhelm 


Jessie Armacost 
Kellie Kocher 
Meagan Loesche 
Beth McPeek 

Men's Tennis 
Clint Mcintosh 
Andrew Porter 

Women's Tennis 
Valerie Ash 
Kristin Ellingboe 
Amy Hobden 
Becca Hunau 
Annika Ludewig 
Lisa Novajosky 
Stephanie Perkins 
Katie Roever 
Stacey Scanlan 

Men's Track and Field 
John Cummings 
Marcus Green 
Tom Ham 
Will Howard 
Andy Miller 

Women's Track and Field 
Alissa Doerfler 
Kristy Fischer 
Elizabeth Hergert 
Aubreigh Hutchison 
Amanda Klever 
Dereem McKinney 
Lauren Mooney 
Courtney Parks 
Jamie Pearcy 
Ashleigh Poulin 
Carly Sandell 

Jamie Arnold 
Pam Hunnicut 
Sally Jahraus 
Casey Jones 
Amanda Kiser 
Dereem McKinney 
Katie Schneider 
Kari Whitney 

Basketball Playoffs 

Thursday, April 25 

8 p.m. - Purple Conference 

#2 Contraceptives vs. 
#3 In Jesus' Arms 

9 p.m. - Gold Conference 

#2 Wesideriders vs. 
#3 Hitmen 2K2 

10 p.m. - Purple Conference 

#1 Shadiest vs. #4 Hoopsters 

11 p.m. - Gold Conference 

#1 Rim Fusion vs. 

#4 Sugar Sweet Lip Kissers 

Sunday. April 28 

9 p.m. 

Purple Conference Championship 

10 p.m. 

Gold Conference Championship - 

THURSDAY, MAY 2 - 9 p.m. 




Gold conference: Mike Piazza's llligitamate Children beat NADS and Pink Bunny 

Rabbits with One Foot beat #1 Stunnaz. Then Pink Bunny Rabbits beat Mike 

Piazza's Children to advance to the championship game. 

Purple Conference: Old Man River and the Funky Bunch beat the Brew Crew and 

the Left Field Lu Bums beat the Holy Hitters. Then the Lu Bums beat Old Man 

River to advance to the championship game. 



Left Field Lu Bums vs. Pink Bunny Rabbits with One Foot 
2 p.m. - softball fields 

Participants: Brandon Ghiossi - Holy Hitters 
Matt Anderson - Holy Hitters 
Wes Johnson - Holy Hitters 
Justin Magruder - #1 Stunnaz 
Mike Judd - #1 Stunnaz 
Gabe Solberg - #1 Stunnaz 
Jeremy Soiland - Beer Bums 
Andy Buben - Left Field Lu Bums 
Matt Swinford - Left Field Lu Bums 
Nik Namba - Incredible Randilators 

Basketball playoff news: In the Purple Conference, the Shadiest are No. 1 seed because they had no 
wins from forfit, the Contraceptives got No. 2 seed because they beat In Jesus' Arms and the Sugar 
Sweet Lip Kissers got the No. 4 seed because they had better point differential (-82 vs. -84). 


California Lutheran University 


Volume 42, No. 24 


"Quilters " 

See story page 3 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 


Baseball undefeated 
this weekend 
vs. La Verne 

See story page 6 

May 1, 2002 


Annual Honors 
Convocation coming Friday 

See story page 3 

First ann ual World Fair comes to CLU 

By Lisa Radberg 


Featuring exotic dances, food samples 
and an international student slide show, the 
first annual World Fair celebrated the multi- 
tude of nationalities represented at 
California Lutheran University. Sponsored 
by the International Programs Office, the 
event took place in the gym Friday, April 26, 
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

"I really enjoyed the Draco Arts 
Association Chinese Dancers the most. 
They included a Dragon Dance and Sword 
Dance which brought the audience to 
applause mid-performance," said Lawrence 
Rodriguez, coordinator for international 
programs, and one of the driving forces in 
planning the event. 

"Those who attended were given 
something that is new to eyes and mind," 
Rodriguez said. 

For $3, students were able to enjoy a 
"World Buffet" with French, Italian, 
Chinese. Indian and Mexican food samples, 
followed by entertainment from the Wat 
Thai and Chinese dance troupes, who gave 
five dance performances. 

According to senior Summer 

Scarborough, who works at the intemation 
_ al programs office, the fair has required 
months of preparation. 

"We wanted to make CLU students 
aware of all the different cultures represent- 
ed on campus," Scarborough said. 

CLU has about 80 international stu- 
dents from no less than 25 countries, 
according to Scarborough. China, 
Switzerland, Thailand, France and Fiji are a 
few examples. 

In order for visitors to learn more about 
the international student body at CLU, the 
fair kicked off with a "World Walk" of 
informative posters with maps, interviews 
and photos about CLU international stu- 

In addition to food and entertainment, 
the audience had the chance to win such 
door prizes as a Scandinavian cookie and 
gingersnap basket a Belgian chocolate bas- 
ket, and gift certificates to Cost Plus World 

"I have been very fortunate to work 
with international students in the last two 
years," Rodriguez said. "It was really excit- 
ing to plan this program to honor interna- 
tional students and I look forward to plan- 
ning it again." 

Photograph by Malin Lundblad 
Executive administrative assistant Robyn Britt and freshman Nick Gordon look 
on as sophomore Layne Nakagawa accepts her raffle prize of assorted choco- 

Photograph by Malin Lundblad 
Juanita Pryor of International Student Services, sophomore Megan Corley and 
junior Summer Scarborough watch the various entertainment at the World Fair. 

Photograph by Malin Lundblad 
Members of the Draco Arts 
Association Chinese Dancers provide a 
musical show for World Fair atten- 

Photograph by Malin Lundblad 
A member the Chinese dance troupe 
entertains students and administra- 
tors, alike. The 'Flag Dance" is being 
performed here. 

perjurmea nere. 

Speaker encou rages student action to change world hunger 

By Rachel Eskesen 


Reverend David Beckmann, Lutheran 
minister and economist, and president of 
Bread for the World, spoke Monday, April 22, 
at California Lutheran University on reducing 
poverty and overcoming hunger throughout 
the world. He spoke in the Samuelson Chapel 
at 10 a.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. 

Photograph by Shayne Sobel 
Rev. Beckmann speaks in 
Samuebon Chapel. 

"[Bread for the World] is a Christian citi- 
zen's movement against hunger," said 
Beckmann. The organization was founded 28 
years ago by Catholics and Protestants who 
wanted to stop world hunger together. 

"It helps people think about hunger, so 
they're not just responding with their hearts, 
but with their heads as well," said Beckmann. 
There are steps that America needs to take 
to fight hunger within its own borders, accord- 
ing to Beckmann. These include increasing the 
food stamp program, improving health care 
and schools in low-income neighborhoods and 
keeping a decent minimum wage. 

"No other industrialized country puts up 
with widespread hunger; it's clear we don't 
have to have 1 1 million hungry children in 
America," said the minister. 

With regard to helping stop hunger out- 
side of the United States, Beckmann said there 
are specific things we need to do. The first is to 
invest in rural development and agriculture in 
other countries. Economic growth is also 
important, according to Monday's speaker. 

This can be achieved by a laissez Fair 
approach to the country's markets. One of the 
most crucial elements of supporting the fight 
against hunger, though, is supporting democ- 

"There is no recorded example of a 
famine in democracy," the sneaker said. 

One fifth of one percent of the United 
States' national income goes to the develop- 
ment of countries, according to Beckmann. 

"Our perception of ourselves as generous 
to the rest of the world is out of whack with 
reality," Beckmann said. 

The minister pointed out that the United 
States should have seen significant improve- 
ments in the fight against hunger in the 1990s 
because of how well the economy was doing, 
but it did not. Bread for the World takes an 
active stance in using the government to make 
progress against hunger. 

"When God sent Moses to Pharaoh's 
courts he did not send him to take up a collec- 
tion of canned soups and blankets; he was sent 
with a political message: let my people go," 

Beckmann said. 

There are two important actions that stu- 
dents can take, according to the speaker. The 
first is to urge their state representatives to co- 
sponsor HR 4210 through e-mail at the Bread 
for the World Web site at HR 4210 is the 
Working from Poverty to Promise bill that 
needs backing in the House of Representatives 
in order to go through. Students can read more 
about the bill and how to write to their own 
representative to urge their support through the 
Bread for the World web site. 

The second tangible action that students 
can take is to start a group of students who will 
provide leadership and correspondence 
between Bread for the World members and 
activities and the student's school. If anyone is 
interested in helping with the Bread for the 
World cause, they can contact Gail Zurek at 

"My dreams have gotten bigger as I real- 
ize that the fight against hunger is feasible," 
Beckmann said. 

The Echo 


May i, 2002 

a clu peek at this week 


may "1 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Church Council Meeting 
Chapel Lounge 
7:30 p.m. 

Rotaract Club 
Overton Hall 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


mav 2 

FCA Meeting 
Nygreen 1 
7 p.m. 

Basketball Intramurals Champ. 


8 p.m. 

Drama Production: "Tlie Quitters" 


8 p.m. 

Tlie NEED 

Student Union Building 

10 p.m. 


mav 3 

Honors Day Banquet 

Honors Day Convocation 


10 a.m. 

Drama Production: "Tlie Quilters" 

8 p.m. 

Club Lu: Midnight Breakfast 

9 p.m. 


may 4 

Drama Production: "Tlte Quilters" 


8 p.m. 


may 5 

Drama Production 
2 p.m. 

Worship Service 
6:15 p.m. 


may 6 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 2 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 2 
6:30 p.m. 

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The Echo 3 

"Quilters" sends timeless message 

By Teresa Olson 

As the audience filed into the lobby of 
the forum to see the play "Quilters," they 
found themselves transported to another 
time. On each wall hung a different quilt. 
On each quilt a different story was told. 

"The reason I like it so much is 
because it takes something so mundane. 
Taking needle to thread, and then you go 
through the lobby and see the quilts, and 
it's about telling stories. To me that is what 
our history is about, that's how we learn, is 
my mom tells me stories, her mom told her 
stories," director Kevin Kern said. 

The actresses portrayed each charac- 
ter and scene with a new enthusiasm, 
showing that their abilities were as diverse 
as the scenes shown in the play. One 
moment a character would be telling a 
story of a joyous reunion with her husband 
after a long day. The very next moment 
that same character was steeped in tragedy 
as that husband was lost to her forever. 
This type of emotional output is not easy 
to achieve. 

"It is very difficult to do; these girls 
are doing the work that you would ask of 
professionals," Kerner said. 

The play follows an incredible jour- 
ney on the frontier of America, as mother 
Sarah McKendry Bonham remembers sto- 
ries from both her own life and the lives of 

others. The journey takes the audience 
through many life struggles. One of these 
struggles presented itself in a way that 
director Ken Kemer found particularly 
appropriate to his own life. 

"My favorite section is the country 
crossroads. My mom just turned 70, and I 
notice now that when I go back to visit her 
I see the signs of aging. You know, her 
hands start shaking, she forgets a little bit, 
she can't hear as well, and I just wanted to 
keep that in mind when we built that one. 
It's really about people in the twilight of 
their life, and they look back on all the 
people who have touched them." 

CLU's performance of Quilters 
attracted the attention of those far outside 
its own small community. Microbiologist 
Linda Smith, who plays Sarah McKendry 
Bonham, was particularly interested to 
leam of the play's appearance at CLU. She 
learned of the role through a friend who 
attends the university. 

"Well, I heard about it a long time 
ago, but I heard that they were going to 
cast from within. I had wanted to be in this 
play for over 10 years." 

The simplicity of the title is the per- 
fect complement to such an intricate play. 
"Quilters" addresses not only the struggles 
and triumphs of frontiers women, but also 
the same struggles that people face today. 
Loving and losing, birth and death; the 
simple things that make us human. 

Honors Day Convocation 
to recognize 


By Pamela Hunnicut 

California Lutheran University will 
host the annual Honors Day Convocation 
on Friday, May 3, 2002 at 10 a.m. in the 
Samuelson Chapel. Honors Day 

Convocation is a universitywide assembly 
in which undergraduate honor students are 
recognized and special awards and schol- 
arships are presented to exceptional stu- 

Bradley G. Bjelke will present a lec- 
ture at the convocation titled "Now is the 
Time." Bjelke graduated with honors 
from CLU in 1998 with a double major in 
English and political science. He graduat- 
ed from the Boston College Law School in 

the spring of 2001. During his senior year, 
he served as the senior editor of the 
"Boston College Law Review." Bjelke is 
currently an associate with the law firm of 
McKenna and Cuneo, LLP located in Los 

An honors banquet will be held in the 
evening following the convocation at the 
Clarion Palm Garden Hotel. There will be 
a reception at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be 
served at 6:45 p.m. The banquet will cel- 
ebrate those who received special honors 
and scholarships. Students who have 
served as departmental assistants for the 
2001-2002 academic year and students 
receiving departmental honors will receive 
complementary tickets. Attendance to the 
banquet is optional. 

Photograph courtesy of Public Information 

Actresses Joannie Bryan, Annamarie Bjordal and Kelly Bader (from left to 
right) performing a scene from the play "Quilters." 

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Ashanti's self-titled LP has a 
fresh and creative edge 

By Kim Allen 

Ashanti's self-titled album, released 
by Def Jam Music Group, has remained 
No. 1 on the Billboard top 200 countdown 
the past three weeks in a row. At 21, 
Ashanti Douglas, a New York native, has 
been working with the Murder Inc. as a 
Hip Hop/ R&B star by writing lyrics and 
singing back up vocals for such artists as 
Ja Rule, J. Lo, Big Pun and Fat Joe since 

Ashanti has made other artists suc- 
cessful because of her creative edge. Her 
elegant and stylish persona has landed her 
an incredible deal with Universal Records 
and this singer/actress/dancer has won the 
hearts of contemporary R&B fans with her 
urban lyrics and the long-awaited album 
that came out in stores April 2. 

The album includes 12 songs, featur- 
ing her hit single "Foolish," which has 

topped the charts of programs such as TRL 
on MTV. The album also features songs 
like "Leaving" and "Scared" which vocal- 
ize Ashanti's uncertainity about living the 
single life. 

"I play 'Foolish' all the time, I think 
my roommates are getting sick of it," 
freshman Angela Fentiman said. 

"I have her album and I really like it. 
I bought it because 1 liked the song 
' Foolish' and the rest of the songs are great 
too," freshman Courtney Osborn said. 

Ashanti's popularity and progressive 
success has led critics comparing her to 
such artists as Lauren Hill, Britney Spears 
and Mariah Carey. 

"She is no comparison as pretty as 
Britney but, her music is tight," John 
Morse, freshman, said. 

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with other artists over the past decade to 
gain credibility in the industry as a talent- 
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May i, 2002 

Present problems in the Catholic Church 

By Michele Hatler 


It goes without saying that the 
Catholic Church is in a bit of hot water. 
After months of child abuse allegations 
from various areas of America and sev- 
eral parishes in Africa, South America 
and Europe, cardinals from around the 
United States gathered at the Vatican for 
a meeting with the pope. 

The cardinals announced they 
would not adopt a "one strike and you're 
out" policy that would apply to all future 
sex abuse cases. Rather, repeated sex 
offenders would be targeted. Cardinals 
are interested in a zero tolernace policy. 
But support for a policy and actually act- 
ing on it are two different things. 

As many of us know, Catholic lead- 
ers debated the celibacy rules governing 
priesthood. Catholicism is one of the last 
religions in which its leaders cannot 
marry. Some conservatives in th& church 
believe sex abuse cases would not arise 
should priests be allowed to have sex 

Other statements by cardinals who 
also condemned homosexual priests fol- 
lowed this one. They effectively blamed 
the alleged sex abuse cases on homosex- 
ual priests whom the cardinals believe 
should never have attained their position 

as a leader of the church. The suggestion 
that eliminating homosexual priests 
from the church will end its sex abuse 
problems is ludicrous. 

Maybe I'm mistaken, but I thought 
Americans had moved beyond the "gay 
.man = child rapist" stereotype. I think 
it's time for the Catholic Church to 
update itself. The above statement is a 
prime example of why this needs to hap- 

Whether the pope and cardinals in 
Italy want to admit it or not, our world 
has changed drastically since the birth of 
Jesus. Americans in particular live in a 
time where money means power, pre- 
marital sex is accepted and gay men and 
women have equal rights in many facets 
of the law. 

Rather than trying to solve the prob- 
lem, the top leaders in this worldwide 
religion are trying to ignore the problem 

Letter to the Editor 

We Have a Music Program? 

I have been an avid reader of The Echo 
since I was a freshman, and 1 look forward 
to each new issue every Wednesday. 
However, I do have one qualm: a lack of 
coverage of music department programs. 

I have been involved in the music 
department ever since ! started going to 
CLU. Unfortunately, even after being in the 
band, choir, pep band, American Musical 
Theater Ensemble, music trips to Colorado 
and England, and performing in all of the 
choir variety shows, articles about these 
events have been few and well after the 
event has occurred. Most of my frustration 
comes from reading several articles in the 
"Arts" section about the same drama pro- 
duction, when a music department event 
merits just a few words, if it's lucky. 

On the week of April 10-14 the music 
department put together the "Bach 
Festival," which included not only a joint 
performance of the choir and the orchestra, 
but also nationally famous soloists and an 
organ recital by a world- renown organist. 
The Echo, however, was unable to find a 
reporter to cover this event {one of the 
largest undertakings the music program has 
ever done). Even the local newspaper, the 
Thousand Oaks Star, deemed the Bach 
Festival newsworthy. In frustration, I 
wrote and submitted an article to The 
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world that it doesn't like. Instead of 
removing Cardinal Bernard Law of 
Boston from his position, the pope 
refuses to comment on that situation 
while another cardinal blames the prob- 
lems on homosexual priests who have 
somehow slipped between the cracks 
and up to the altar. 

It's time to face facts. Millions put 
their faith in this religion and it is unde- 
niable that many of those followers may 
lose their trust after all that has hap- 
pened. The church can no longer cover 
up this problem. 

I truly hope the church can fix itself 
in time to save itself.This is a crisis that 
revolves around Catholic priests. It is 
not something that can be pushed off 
onto others. This is a situation that calls 
for real solutions that will positively 
affect people in today's world. 

I had the article in time for the edition that 
came out on April 17, The Echo staff said 
they didn't have time to get it in and that 
the article would be printed in the April 24 
edition. When I quickly picked up the 
paper on the 24 to see if the article was in 
the paper, 1 was dumbstruck with dismay 
and horror as 1 stared at the three articles 
in the "Arts" section of The Echo. Out of 
the three articles deemed newsworthy by 
The Echo, two contained nothing about^ 
CLU (one being about the new movie 
"The Sweetest Thing" and the other about 
a new album release.) 

I am sad and appalled that the school 
newspaper can't find enough room in the 
paper to print an article that was already 
written about the festival, or put any men- 
tion about the event in the "Arts" section, 
but instead seemed to think that the popu- 
lation of this school preferred to read a 
movie review, rather then about the largest 
event undertaking the music department 
here at CLU has ever done. In the future, I 
hope that more people, including The 
Echo, realize that CLU does have a music 
department that offers events, just like 
drama and every other department at 

Kevin Andreen 
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The Echo 5 

Euthanasia shouldn't be an option 

It would be well, at the beginning of this 
discussion, to remark upon the frequency 
with which I have heard the fact reiterated 
that Americans are unique in the world in 
their mistreatment of Hie elderly. Most peo- 
ple in other countries, for whatever personal 
or social reasons, hold their elderly in high 
esteem and treat them with the respect that 
they deserve. Multiple generations live 
together in a household, the young support- 
ing the old who in their day provided for the 
family. Meanwhile here in America the aged 
are shut away in nursing homes and the best 
of efforts are made to forget that they exist; 
this is not a universal truth, but a pervasive 
one. With this in mind, it is best to approach 

By Bret Rumbeck 

Since we've been controversy-free for 
the past few articles, it's about time anoth- 
er raucous debate began on campus. Enjoy. 

This week's topic is a bit too morbid 
for any cute and silly string of words to 
begin the article. While you and I may 
think very little about euthanasia on a day- 
to-day basis, it's a movement gaining 
speed in our nation and around the world. 
In 1994, Oregon voted to legalize doctor- 
assisted suicide, with the first two people 
dying under the law in 1998. The full text 
of the law has a ton of stipulations and pro- 
cedures that a patient must go through 

the discussion of euthanasia with, if not 
reserve, the acknowledgment of our general 
failure in this area even without govemmen- 
tally sanctioned dehumanization of the eld- 
erly. I refer frequently to the elderly in this 
column, as they would be at the greatest risk 
if euthanasia were legalized. 

Now, Democrats in the United States 
would have you believe that the agendas 
they push are somehow American; what 
their agendas are, in fact, are the dead and 
dying remnants of hollow and self-destruc- 
tive European postmodernist existentialism. 
The philosophy of emptiness and of anti- 
human, anti-God hatred of life pervert them- 
selves via Democrat politics to portray them- 
selves to Americans as pro-freedom, or pro- 
liberty. While pro-aborts like Hillary Clinton 
or Gray Davis make careers spewing sound- 
bites convincing people that abortion is 
about a woman's choice and not about the 
decapitated human corpse she just threw 
from her body into a dumpster, and others 
likewise advocate the elimination of the 
inconvenient presence of elderly men and 
women by those they inconvenience (a.k.a., 
their victimized and tormented families), the 
truth is simply much uglier than they want 
you to believe. 

All you will hear about while talking to 
pro-death people about euthanasia is the dig- 
nity of death; they go absolutely ape over 
themselves because they consider them- 

before being put to death, including being 
a citizen of the state. Euthanasia cases have 
even reached the Supreme Court, both in 
1997. In Washington v. Glucksberg (1997) 
the court ruled that the right to assistance in 
suicide is not a fundamental liberty pro- 
tected by due process. Again, in 1997, with 
the case of Vacco v. Quill, the court ruled 
that refusing lifesaving treatment is noth- 
ing more nor less than assisted suicide. Can 
we be any more vague? I guess doctor- 
assisted suicide is different than a doctor 
watching a Do Not Resuscitate patient die 
on the trauma table. 

Depending on who you talk to, or 
which websites you visit, different views 
on euthanasia vary greatly. One anti- 
euthanasia site stated that the right-to-die 
slogans are nothing more than slogans and 
a cover-up for a basic right to be killed. 
They go on to state that self-autonomy is a 
right that should be respected, but one that 
is often misunderstood. I'm not sure the 
argument is being made. Either my self- 
determination is going to be left to me, or 
there will be laws against life-and-death 
decisions; what is the misunderstanding? 
On the other hand, the pro-euthanasia sites 
portray assisted suicide as painless and a 
very good idea. One particular site even 
makes out Dr. Jack Kevorkian as a helper. 

THE Echo Staff 

Michele Hatler 

Yvette Ortiz 

Brooke Peterson /Alison Robertson 

Cory Hughes 

Claire Dalai 

Nicole Biergiel 

Brett Rowland 

Melissa Dora 

Katie Bashaw 

Eric Ingemunson 

Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 

selves just oh-so-clever and ever-so-talented 
as they propagate their lies with juicy tidbits 
about some elderly fellow who wanted to 
save his family anguish by pulling the plug. 
What is really occurring is that they have to 
use double-speak to avoid getting in-depth 
on such topics because when it boils down to 
the hard, physical truth, what they are advo- 
cating simply means more corpses. A thinker 
undistracted by sound bites and catchy 
blurbs, after much thought on the topic, 
would come to this one unavoidable conclu- 
sion. Nazi Germany, Leninist Russia and 
Maoist China all made very successful 
habits of convincing people that all the mur- 
der going around was in their best interest. 
The ideals of the people who would have 
you believe that the mentally retarded and 
the Jews in Germany were better off steril- 
ized or dead, and families in China are better 
off with the government deciding that after 
reaching a certain population human life 
becomes meaningless, are alive and well 
even in this country, even today. No matter 
what mask those ideals don, no matter in 
what guise they creep into your brain, they 
are simply and at their base the worship of 
human death. As stated before, when you 
think about a woman's choice, the whole 
issue seems pretty passe\ When you think 
about the fractured body of a dead baby 
unburied and tossed aside in a plastic buck- 
et, the philosophy takes on a new meaning. 

rather than a killer. 

After reviewing a lot of evidence for 
both sides, neither one has a convincing 
argument. There was a partial list of people 
Dr. Kevorkian helped die on one website. 
Of the 93 reported suicides, 65 were 
women, 19 were under 50 years old, and 
ten victims had a cancer caused from 
smoking. First of all, cancer caused by 
years of cigarette smoking is not a legiti- 
mate reason to ring up Dr. Kevorkian. One 
female was 58 and had abdominal and 
pelvic pain. I'm not a doctor, but some- 
thing as indistinguishable as abdominal 
pain as an excuse for death sounds like a 
cop-out. Visit another doctor and have 
him/her prescribe some medicinal marijua- 
na; Kevorkian shouldn't even be an option. 

I've argued many times before that the 
government should have no right to inter- 
fere in the private lives of its citizens. 
Same-sex marriage, abortion, and what I 
watch on television are no business of 
Uncle Sam's peering eyes, and neither is 
suicide, assisted or unassisted. However, 
I'm not an advocate for euthanasia. Sure, 
bone cancer is not a pleasant experience, 
but to just give up a tough fight because it 
hurts is no excuse. Suicide is not painless, 
as one song suggests; it just leaves more 
unanswered questions for the surviving 

I don't need to get into the slippery 
slope argument, as most people could figure 
out that within a very short time of its legal- 
ization, the thereby nominally legitimate act 
of euthanasia would begin its jolly stroll 
down the road to its ultimate destiny as open 
season on any retired or incapacitated person 
who is a financial or emotional burden upon 
his/her family. 

In the end, one could merely point out 
that while the all-knowing Europeans find it 
altogether stylish to argue over which form 
of state-endorsed death should be the official 
continental pastime, and the brilliant leader- 
ship in the Chinese government has mas- 
tered the art of killing millions because it's 
easier than feeding them, and a certain Mr. 
Kervorkian has enough of Oregon con- 
vinced that he is a superhero to get that state 
to pass laws upholding euthanasia, and con- 
venience will always dictate that it is good to 
kill newborns and the elderly (in other 
words, the weakest and most defenseless 
segments of society), maybe countries like 
China and Sweden, that lead the world in 
legal murder, or good ol' Jack, or even per- 
sonal convenience, should not be our role 
models for political philosophy. They are 
bereft of all that is good and their central 
tenet is death; as a nation we have deter- 
mined ourselves worthy of a higher cause. It 
really is that simple. 

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victims. If one is diagnosed with a terminal 
illness, the question shouldn't be, "how 
much longer," but, "what can I do with my 
time left and where does Billy buy his mar- 
ijuana so I can save myself taking prescrip- 
tion drugs with lethal side-effects?" 

Our generation had the good fortune to 
be nurtured by the greatest generation: our 
grandparents. Grandpa was never one to 
pat me on the back and say everything will 
be okay. I once told my grandpa that 1 
played in a football game with two broken 
fingers, and he gave me a look like, big 
deal, if you want hardship, I've got a book 
on it. Then again, the man gets his cavities 
filled without the pleasures of Novocain. 
The majority of Kevorkian's patients were 
of the Baby Boom generation. Some of 
them must have forgotten the lesson taught 
by their parents, and started taking lessons 
from our lazy generation. 

Arguments for or against euthanasia 
shouldn't be based upon superficial rights, 
body aches and pains, or because your reli- 
gion says it's morally wrong; none of these 
have any substantive basis. Friends and 
family will take the person over the mem- 
ory of any suffering any day of the week. 
Thoughts, questions, concerns, and conser- 
vative platitudes can be sent to bwrum- 

Editorial: Summer students 

■ Continued from Page 4 

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a teaching facility in your area. 

Why not get a cool summer job or take 
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Summer is the perfect time to get ahead 
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Fortunately, there are many interesting 
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of year. Why not stop in and check out 
what types of cool activities they have in 
store for you? 

Regardless of how you spend your 
summer break, get plenty of rest! After all, 
isn't that what the word "break" is sup- 
posed to mean, anyway? Save some 
money, spend time with your family and 
get yourself mentally prepared for the 
tough year ahead of you next fall. And for 
all of you graduating, good luck with your 
next adventure! 

6 The Echo 


May i, 2002 

Leopards bow down to the 
Kingsmen in weekend sweep 

By Michelle Loughmiller 

Last weekend, the Kingsmen base- 
ball team competed in three conference 
games against the University of La Verne. 
The Kingsmen proved to be the dominant 
team in the series with three straight wins, 
each pulled off late in the game after the 
team was behind. 

The first game took place on Friday 
April 26, at California Lutheran 
University's home field. 

The game began in La Verne's favor 
with a three-run lead in the first inning off 
of a home run from the Leopard's Mark 

CLU was unable to answer back until 
the third inning, when Steve Maitland 
smacked a solo home run to put CLU on 
the scoreboard. The Kingsmen then added 
a run in the fifth and sixth innings to bring 
the score to a 3-3 tie. With the help of 
their defense and pitching, CLU was able 
to prevent La Verne from scoring any more 
runs. The score remained tied until the 

eighth inning, when Jeff Meyers hit a two 
run home run to put CLU ahead for good. 
During the course of the inning the 
Kingsmen scored two more runs to pro- 
vide a four-run cushion going into the top 
of the ninth". 

In the final inning CLU did not give 
up any runs and triumphed over La Verne 
with a score of 7-3. 

"It was great to see us come back 
from behind and win," said senior Andy 

Jason Hirsh pitched the whole game, 
for his fourth complete game of the sea- 
son, giving him a record of 9-2. Hirsh 
only allowed four hits, three runs and had 
nine total strikeouts. 

In addition to Meyers and Maitland's 
home runs, Anthony Esquibel went three 
for four and Ryan Cooney had a triple and 
two runs. 

On Saturday, April 27, the Kingsmen 
traveled to the University of La Verne to 
compete in two more conference games. 
Both games started in La Verne's favor, but 
with great effort CLU was able to pull off 

Photograph from Echo archives 

Sophomore Jason Hirsh hopes to break the record of most 
I] | ; i I career wins, currently set at 26, by the time he graduates in 
■*■ two years. He currently has 16 wins 

Hirsh on track 
to break record 

By Cory Hughes 

For the second year in a row, sophomore pitcher Jason Hirsh has been consis- 
tently dominant on the mound. Hirsh finished last season with a record of 7-3 and 
proved that even though he was a freshman, he was a force to be reckoned with. 

"We've been solid all season. Although we may need improvement in a few 
areas, we are a good team," Hirsh said. 

At the end of last season, I brought it to his attention that if he continued pitch- 
ing that well for the rest of his college career, the school record for most career wins 
of 26 by Erik Kiszczak ('96-'99) was easily within his grasp. 

"At that point, I set a goal for myself to win 10 games this season," Hirsh said. 

With one start left this season, Hirsh has a chance to achieve his goal. 

After collecting a win against the University of La Veme, along with nine strike- 
outs, he stands at 9-2 on the season. With 1 6 career wins, Hirsh only needs 1 1 more in 
the next two years to break the record. 

To start off this season, Hirsh threw back-to-back four-hitters in his first two 
starts. He has also accumulated four complete games, 80+ inning pitched and 53 
strike-outs this season. 

"The group of guys on the team this year is on of the best [that] the school has 
ever had," Hirsh said. 

I look forward to two more years of great service for CLU from the 6'8" hurler. 
And it wont stop there. I'll be paying to take my kids to watch him pitch in the major 
leagues someday. 

the wins in the end. 

In the first game, La 
Veme led the first seven 
innings and it wasn't until 
the eighth inning, when 
CLU earned six runs, that 
the Kingsmen were able 
to pull ahead. The final 
score was 11-8. 

La Verne started the 
second game on Saturday 
in the lead, but lost it in 
the seventh inning when 
CLU earned three runs. 
The final score was 7-4. 

Luke Stajcar and 
Jason Claros both had 
home runs and Justin 
Keeling pitched for the 

"I think we had a 

good weekend and we Photograph by Lani Green 

just need to keep working Senior Steve Maitland connects for a home run in 
hard and take one game the third inning that put the Kingsmen on the board 
at a time," said Luttrell. n Friday after La Verne opened the game with a 
three-run first inning. 

Qualifiers for the 2002 

Southern California 

Intercollegiate Athletic 

Conference track and field 


Prelims took place on Saturday, April 27, at 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. 

Men's 1500-meters 

Tom Ham & John Cummings 

Women's 800-meters 

Kristy Fischer 

Women's 1500-meters 

Kristy Fischer & Courtney Parks 

Women's 400-meter hurdles 

Chelsea Prater 

Men and women's 5000-meters 

(no prelims') 

John Cummings & Scott Sigfried & Tyler 

Ross & Amanda Klever & Gianina Lomedico 

& Christin Newby 

Men's 110-meter hurdles 

Grant Kincade 

Women's 400-meters 

Aubreigh Hutchison 

Finals were held at CMS on Monday, April 29. 
At press time, no final results were available. 

8 The Echo 


MAY 1, 2002 

Left Field Lu Bums beat 
Pink Bunny Rabbits, 25-17 


1 : *W 


Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office 
2002 Intramural Softball Championship Team: Left Field Lu Bums: 
Andy Buben, Matt Swinford, Lyle Hollins, Eddie Boyle, Willie Jennet, Adam 
Bustamonte, Blake Klingeman, Jessica Adams, Alex Rusinski, Katie Bente 

The Lu Bums 
combined for 12 home 
runs, four of those 
coming from Matt - 
Swinford, who includ- 
ed three grand slams! 

Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office 
Victor Esquer of the Pink Bunny Rabbits 
with One Foot warms up before his match 
with the Lu Bums. Esquer hit two home 
runs on Sunday, just behind team leader 
Noah Brocious, who hit three. Grant 
Kiacade and Brendan Garrett also 
contributed with one each. 

Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office * ^ 

Senior Andy Buben connected for 
three home runs in the home-run 
derby, as well at three more in his 
game against the Pink Bunny 
Rabbits with One Foot. 


Justin Magruder - 8 

2nd Place 
Gabe Solberg - 7 

3rd Place 
Brandon Ghiossi- 5 

other participants: 

Wes Johnson - 4 

Andy Buben - 3 

Nik Namba - 2 

Mike Judd - 2 

Jeremy Soiland - 2 

Matt Anderson -2 

Matt Swinford - 

Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office 

Lyle Hollins congratulates Blake Klingeman on his home run on Sunday. 
Hollins and teammate Eddie Boyle each hit two home runs as well. 

Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office 

Senior Justin Magruder, the only 
lefty in the bunch, won the home 
run derby with eight bombs. 



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Kissers 61 
Hitmen 2K2 73, Wesideriders 59 
Purple Conference Semi-Final 
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In Jesus Arms W, 

Contraceptives 43 

Sunday. April 28 

Gold Conference Final 

Rim Fusion 81, Hitmen 2K.2 58 

Purple Conference Final 

In Jesus' Arms 59, Shadiest 55 






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Art students construct 
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See story page 5 

CLU honors students' academic achievements 

By Emily Holden 

The 31st annual Honors Day Banquet 
honored some of California Lutheran 
University's finest students and faculty. 
Held on Friday, May 3. the night provided 
food, music and speakers for students, fac- 
ulty and administration alike. 

The banquet, held at the Clarion Palm 
Hotel, began with a reception that allowed 
all of the guests to socialize. 

"It was really awesome to be on the 
same level with professors and administra- 
tion," said junior Natalie Roberts, a newly 
elected member of the Scholastic Honor 

Dr. Leanne Neilson of the psychology 
department welcomed all of the guests, 
then Molly Stilliens, Jessica Helms and 
Emily Warmann provided music and din- 
ner was served. 

Following dinner, the honored guests 
were recognized, including the departmen- 
tal assistants and tutors, departmental hon- 
ors students and members of the 
Scholastic Honor Society. Professors from 
each department nominate departmental 
assistants; students are asked to apply and 
some even go through an interview 
process before being chosen. 
Departmental honor students are the top 

10 percent of their major and must have at 
least a 3.5 grade point average. The 
Scholastic Honor Society includes 1 1 stu- 
dents who hold the top grade point aver- 
ages at CLU. 

"It was a nice evening and it was 
wonderful to be recognized with the rest of 
the students for our academic accomplish- 
ments," said senior Kim McHale, who was 
recognized with departmental honors and 
as a departmental assistant. 

Coral Battle and Christine Shehorn, 
two senior members of the Scholastic 
Honors Society gave a speech about their 
experiences at CLU. 

The evening also included a speech 
given by 1998 alumnus, Bradley G. 
Bjelke, which discussed how past alumni 
have worked hard to spread CLU's name. 
Bjelke also spoke earlier that day at the 
Honors Day Convocation held in the 
Samuelson Chapel at 10 a.m. The convo- 
cation honored student's academic 
achievements on CLU campus for friends 
and family to recognize. 

"His speech was really entertaining, 
because of his familiarity with CLU he 
was able to tailor it to CLU students," said 
junior Hana Albarran. 

President Luedtke gave the 
Presidential Teaching Award for 2001- 
2002 to Dr. Beverly Bryde of the English 


The evening concluded with a poem 
and benediction given by Dr. Ledbetter of 
the English department. The poem was 
about CLU and was dedicated to the sen- 
ior class. 

"It is incredibly moving that Dr. 
Ledbetter took the time to write a poem to 
the class of 2002," said senior Kari 
Romero, who was recognized with depart- 
mental honors and as a departmental 

Photograph by Malin Lundblad 

Students and faculty enjoyed each others' company last Friday evening at 
the Clarion Palm Hotel in Newbury Park. Dr. Beverly Kelly of the communi- 
cation department chats with seniors Kim McHale and Crystal Garland. 

Comm clas s coordinates extreme sports event 

By Kim Nelli 

California Lutheran University's spe- 
cial event planning class, a communication 
course, held the first ever extreme sports 
event on Sunday April 28, 2002 in 
Kingsmen park from 1 1 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

The class consisted of 13 seniors 
graduating with a degree in communica- 
tion. Led by Debbie Wideroe through the 
planning and execution of the event., the 
students began with no budget. 

"All of these students were hand- 
picked; they are the best of the best," 
Wideroe said. 

Photograph courtesy of Lani Green 

Kids of all ages enjoyed a variety of extreme sports at last weekend's extreme 
sports event organized and hosted by CLU communication majors. 

The class met every Tuesday and 
Thursday to organize and prepare for the 
event. They came up with the theme of 
extreme sports and the name Over the 
Edge Promotions. 

"The event was a success," said direc- 
tor Jessica Rose. 

A band called Wildthings, which con- 
sisted of a group of girls between the ages 
of 9 and 13. entertained first. Comedy 
Sports came on stage at 12:30, followed by 
another band, Epic Hero. In between the 
bands a disc jockey entertained the crowd. 

Skateboarders and BMX bikers 
demonstrated their talents throughout the 
event. Skate Street brought in a half pipe, 
allowing the skaters and bikers to show off 
their newest moves. Los Angeles' profes- 
sional men's soccer team, the Galaxy, pro- 
vided an inflatable speed kick and accura- 
cy shot machine with which attendees 
could test their strength and accuracy at 
kicking a soccer ball. They had chances to 
win prizes such as hats and calendars. 

Safe Moves was another attraction for 
the many families that attended. They 
allowed younger participants to skate on 
their razor scooters or roller blades and 
ride on their bikes, through a constructed 
city. The city was built to teach kids about 
safety. Safe Moves gave away helmets to 
help promote safety while participating in 
sports such as bike riding and skateboard- 

Other attractions were the Ventura 

County Fire Department; the Ventura 
County Bomb Squad; a booth from Sony, 
which gave away free CDs and posters; a 
booth from Relish, a popular clothing line 
started by students at Thousand Oaks high 
school; a rock wall to climb for $5; and a 
booth from Human, a clothing company. 

Many prizes were raffled off through- 
out the event, including a two-night stay in 
a suite at the Thousand Oaks Inn, spa pack- 
ages, hair and face products, a signed ball 
by the Galaxy, shirts, gym memberships, a 
skateboard, Tony Hawk's play station 
game and gift certificates to restaurants. 

Sodexho Marriott provided barbequed 
hamburgers and hot dogs, Dominos Pizza 
provided hot pizzas and Kettle Corn 
offered popcorn. 

About 1,000 people attended the 
extreme sports event and all of the money 
made from the raffle and food will be 
donated to the Special Olympics, Epic and 
Safe Moves. 

"Gosh, this really turned out great. It 
is wonderful, you guys really put it togeth- 
er well," said CLU professor of communi- 
cation Dr. Sharon Docter to the students 
who put on the event. 

"It was with the help of the sponsors, 
including many departments and individu- 
als at CLU, Dennis and the events crew, 
that the event was executed successfully," 
said Lani Green, one of the event organiz- 

The Echo 


May 8, 2002 

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may 8 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Church Council Meeting 
Chapel Lounge 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


may 9 

FCA Meeting 
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7 p.m. 

Senior Banquet 
6 p.m. 

Lord of Life Social Activity 
Chapel Lounge 

8 p.m. 


Student Union Building 

10 p.m. 


may 10 

Spirit Day 


may 12 

Lord of Life Picnic 


5 p.m. 

Worship Service 
6:15 p.m. 


may 13 

Finals Week: Good Luck! 

Daily Devotional 


7:30 a.m. 


may 14 

Finals Week: Good Luck! 

Daily Devotional 


7:30 a.m. 


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The Echo 3 

Volunteers honored at banquet 

By Rachel Eskesen 


California Lutheran University's stu- 
dent volunteers, who collectively worked 
12,135 hours of community service this 
year, were honored at the Volunteer 
Recognition Dinner in the CLU gym last 
Tuesday, April 30. 

"The reason for this dinner is to thank 
'you for all your hard work," said Gail 
Zurek, CLU's community service center 
coordinator, who welcomed the group. 

Cody Hartley, of the Office of 

Admissions, was the keynote speaker for 
the evening. Hartley gave a speech on the 
importance of servant leadership. 

"Task by task, project by project, you 
create a little more of heaven here on 
earth," Hartley said. 

Seven awards were presented to stu- 
dents in different areas of community serv- 

The Volunteer of the Year award was 
given to the student who had a record num- 
ber of traditional service involved with 
nonprofit organizations. Senior Julie 
Madrigal was awarded Volunteer of the 

Photograph by Candice Worthan 

About 50 CLU students attended the Volunteer Banquet and were treated to 
a chicken dinner with strawberry short cake for dessert. The CLU jazz band 
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Year for her many involvements including 
president of the Rotaract Club. 

The Humanitarian of the Year award, 
the winner of which is nominated and 
selected by his or her peers, was for some- 
one with a "collaborative servant heart. 
Someone who lives their lives to make 
things better, not necessarily through 
organized service." Sophomore Keith 
Jones looked surprised when his name was 
called to accept the award. 

"Gail told me to come today and 1 was 
like: Why? I don't do anything, i think 
there are a lot more people who deserve 
this more than I do," Jones said. 

CLU deans chose who would receive 
the Deans' Award for Service Leadership. 
This year, Michael Fuller and Bill Rosser 
presented this award to junior Katie 

Senior Holly Martin received the 
award for most hours served. 

"I feel like 1 don't deserve it, I get so 
much more out of it than 1 give," Martin 

Freshman Mady Stacy was awarded 

the Bright Light Award in recognition of 
the good attitude that the selection com- 
mittee saw in her volunteer service. 

"We've seen what Mady has done and 
look forward to what she'll do next here at 
CLU, and that is what the Bright Light 
Award is all about," said community serv- 
ice advisory council member Natasha 

Bobbi Jo Cyr was awarded the CLU 
Impact Award. According to the selection 
committee members, this award was 
designed to recognize someone who makes 
an impact through volunteerism at CLU. 

The Community Outreach Award was 
given to Matt Somerville for his efforts at 
Many Mansions, a volunteer hospital 
group where he acts as a Spanish inter- 
preter and medial assistant. 

Roughly 50 students attended the 
Volunteer Recognition Dinner. 

"I was extremely impressed with the 
volunteers. Even with seven awards, we 
could have given away 15. 1 hope the vol- 
unteers recognize they do make a differ- 
ence and are valued," Zurek said. 

Photograph by Candice Worthan 

Gail Zurek gives Humanitarian of the year award winner Keith Jones her 
congratulations at last Tuesday's first CLU Volunteer Banquet. Jones was 
nominated and chosen by his peers to receive the award. 

Senate debates fund uses 

Ml YiuBitk Witn for ».loj> 9 

By Emily Holden 

Kim McHale began the last senate 
meeting of the year, Monday April 22, 
by thanking the senators for all of their 
hard work this year. 

Senators passed a bill allocating 
money for a barbeque area to be 
installed between the new pool and bas- 
ketball courts on the west side of cam- 
pus. Senators are hoping that the new 
area will promote socialization and 
community in Old West. 

This bill left $9,500 left for Senate 
to spend with still a few more bills to 

A continuation of the bill for the 
Pederson Hall basketball standards, that 
passed on April 15, was discussed. The 
bill proposed to install two more basket- 
ball standards on the Pederson courts, 
bring the total of new standards to four. 
Senators were hoping that if they fixed 
four of the six basketball standards, the 
university would fix the remaining two. 

"This has been an issue for a long 
time. I looked at senate minutes from 
six years ago and these basketball stan- 
dards were being talked about," said 
Vice President of Student Affairs Mike 


Senators had mixed reactions to 
this bill. Since last week, two basketball 
standards, or one full court, were voted 
to be replaced and some senators felt 
that was enough. 

"One court is always being used, so 
fixing one court is adequate,*' said sen- 
ior Senator David Wirkkala. 

After much discussion, the bill for 
the two Pederson basketball standards 
failed by a vote of 6-2. 

Senators also discussed giving the 
remaining portion of their budget to 
capital campaign, the developing of the 
north campus athletic complex. It was 
decided that the remaining budget will 
be divided into four equal amounts, and 
that money will be donated in the name 
of each class. 

"You got to do what you can do 
when you have the money to do it," said 
senior Senator Nathan Miller. 

A few Senate projects were still 
being worked on and senators were 
planning to conduct a short meeting at 
their end-of-the-year banquet on April 
29. Senators planned to bring a bill for 
the capital campaign contribution and a 
resolution for the Pederson basketball 
standards to the banquet. 

The Echo 


May 8, 2002 

Club Lu hosts breakfast for dinner 

By April Vodden 

Students gathered in the gym to eat a 
variety of breakfast foods and beverages, 
hang out with friends, and play Bingo at 
the Late Night Breakfast put on by 
Programs Board at 9 p.m. Friday, May 
3. Freshman Programs Board 

Representative, Krissy Elsemore, planner 
of the event, estimated attendance at 
approximately 100 students. 

The gym was set up with three rows 
of tables full of food and beverages along 
with tables, at which students could eat 
and play Bingo. 

Students focused intently on their 
Bingo cards, with the hopes of winning the 
DVD player. Those who had Bingo drew 
from a bucket of envelopes. Each enve- 
lope contained a gift card for Nordstrom 's, 
Pier 1 Imports, Blockbuster, Starbucks, 
Vons or Baja Fresh. According to 
Elsemore, over 50 prizes were given away 

at the event. 

"A lot of people were really into the 
Bingo; it is amazing how competitive it 
became. I won a $25 gift card for 
Nordstrom 's, which is a really great prize, 
and I am very excited to go shopping," 
said senior Emily Holden. 

'1 won a gift certificate to Starbucks. I 
don't really like Starbucks, but i was real- 
ly excited to win something,' said junior 
Xandra McConnell. 

One of the envelopes contained a slip 

of paper that entitled the winner to a DVD 
player. Sophomore Michele Hatler pulled 
the envelope containing the DVD player 
prize. According to Hatler, neither she nor 
her roommates had a DVD player. 

"I was really excited to win because I 
never win anything, and I didn't think I 
would win the DVD player," said Hatler. 

"Bingo was really fun. I did not get 
the DVD player, but now I can go rent one 
movie with my Blockbuster gif card," said , 
junior Angela Richardson. 

Photograph by Jessica Newton 

Freshmen Lindsay Johnson Krista Valtatie, and sophomores Becky 
Badertscher, Steve Carriere and Matt Anderson socialize over a late night 

Photograph by Jessica Newton 

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Programs Board discussed plans for the 
upcoming Senior Banquet during its 
meeting Monday, April 22. Some of the 
activities planned for the event, to be 
held May 9 in the CLU gym, include a 
slide show and the announcement of 
winners of the senior superlatives. For 
senior superlatives, seniors were asked 
questions about members of their gradu- 
ating class, including "Who is the best 
male and female leader?", "Who is the 
best actor and actress?", "Who is most 
likely to become the United States pres- 
ident?", "Who is the best couple?", 
"Who is most likely to work at CLU?', 
and "Who is most likely to be seen at the 
Yucatan next year?" 

Programs Board said they want the 
banquet to capture the seniors' years at 
CLU and bring them together. Seniors 
were asked to submit pictures of their 
past four years at CLU for the slide show 
that will be shown that evening. 

At this time of year the stress level 
is high, according to senior Jessica 
Armacost, because finals are near and 
projects are due. 

"1 just can't wait for it to be over. 
These last weeks are killing me," 
Armacost said. 

With the end of the year approach- 
ing, seniors have the added stress of get- 
ting ready to graduate. 

"That is why there are many senior 
activities planned at the end of the year 
by both the school and the program's 
board," said senior Programs Board 
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The Echo 

CLU's new 
labyrinth is 

By Teresa Olson 


California Lutheran University has 
added a new location for students to seek 
refuge in their thoughts. A labyrinth locat- 
ed between the Ahmanson Science Center, 
the graphics building, and Peters Hall. The 
project was headed up by professor 
Michael Pearce and built with the help of 
the print class. 

Pearce's inspiration for building the 
labyrinth came while in the process of 
working on his doctorate in Sacred Spaces. 
The labyrinth "is a practical expression of 
sacred geometry," which is a subdivision 
of Sacred Spaces. 

The art of the labyrinth was first men- 
tioned in ancient mythology and dated 
back almost 6,000 years. 

Though originally built as a way of 
ancient solar observation, various religious 
groups now use the labyrinth as a tool for 
meditation and for doing penance. 

In mythology, there is the well-known 
labyrinth built by the Greek architect 
Daedalus. This fabled labyrinth was 
though to hold the Minotaur, a monster 
that stalked through the labyrinth search- 
ing for its human victims. 

The first known Christian labyrinth 
was built in the fourth century at 
Reparatus, Orleansville, Algeria. 
Churches, however, did not adopt medita- 
tion and penitence through the labyrinth 
until the 12th and 13th century, when they 
built labyrinths in the pavements of over 
seven churches throughout Europe. 

Regardless of whether the purpose 
behind using the labyrinth is personal or 
spiritual, it offers students the opportunity 
to explore their inner thoughts. 

"If you repeat it five or six times you 
become lost in it. You forget whether you 
are going in or coming out, or how far 
through it you are. You become lost in 
your own meditation," Pearce said. 

Photograph by Jessica Newton 

Students working to build the new labyrinth with the help of professor 
Michael Pearce. The labyrinth is located behind Peters Hall. 

A common misconception about 
labyrinths is that they are the same as a 

"A maze is a challenge to the partici- 
pant to find the center as quickly as possi- 
ble without being diverted by false paths. 
A labyrinth is a continuous path that winds 
around, gradually leading one to its center. 
A labyrinth forces one to slow down, to 

contemplate, and to let go of frustration," 
Dr. Emst Tonsing, a professor in the reli- 
gion department, said. 

The labyrinth was built for the enjoy- 
ment of all CLU students. 

"May you receive insight and peace 
from your walking the path of the 
labyrinth at California Lutheran 
University," Tonsing said. 

Spotlight: Jonathan Higgins' music 

By Emily Warmann 


A hush falls over the audience as the 
house lights dim in the Samuelson Chapel 
at California Lutheran University. A spot- 
light flashes on and is centered on the 
stage. A door opens and out walks a young 
man. He walks to the center of the stage, 
lifts his arms and conducts a quartet. The 
ensemble is performing his latest work, 
"Fairy Tale Suite," composed by the con- 
ductor himself. He is Jonathan Huggins, a 
music major and student composer at 

A 20-year-old senior, Huggins has 
grown from a student performer to a well- 
known conductor. What began as a hobby 
in fourth grade quickly grew to a love of 

"1 started to play the trombone 
because my teacher told me 1 could get a 
scholarship to college if I learned how to 
play, so I thought I'd try it for a while," 

Huggins said. 

He soon became bored with the trom- 
bone and fell into a "musical slump." 

"I wasn't enjoying it anymore," 
Huggins said. "My dad and I had a talk 
and he encouraged me to keep at it and 
practice more rather than spend my extra 
hours playing video games." 

That conversation led Huggins to sell 
his entire video game collection the very 
next day and focus entirely on music. 

"I decided to take on the alto sax," 
Huggins said. "I also started messing 
around with digital music." 

While learning about the new world 
of digital music, Huggins discovered 
musical composition. Playing simple 
melodies on a keyboard and saving it onto 
a computer, Huggins composed his first 
pieces. He soon began spending every 
free moment composing, leading to an 
extensive catalog of musical works. 

But when his computer crashed and 
all of his creations were lost, Huggins fell 

into a deep depression. 

"I didn't want to have anything to do 
with music anymore," Huggins said. 
"[Music] had become my best friend and 
then I lost it all. I didn't think it was worth 
it to go on." 

His girlfriend, Daniela, encouraged 
him to keep going and not to completely 
give up on his hopes and dreams. 

"I don't know what I would've done 
without her," Huggins said. 

He soon picked up his pencil and 
paper and started to compose again, this 
time enlisting the help of CLU music pro- 
fessor Mark Spraggins. 

"I have seen Jonathan grow immense- 
ly as a composer and a person," Spraggins 
said. "This past year, his music and the 
ideas behind it has matured." 

Huggins' musical style is distin- 
guished by its rather eclectic nature. An 
example, is that for a trio, rather than using 
the more traditional instrument, like the 
flute, oboe and clarinet combination; he, 

instead, uses a grouping of piano, cello and 
French horn. 

"I like to combine new instruments 
with old style," Huggins said. "I combine 
elements of classical music, as well as 
rock and jazz, and give them a twist by 
using instruments most composers would 
not use for trios." 

"[Huggins'] music is definitely differ- 
ent from anything that I've performed 
before," Molly Stillens, a freshman flutist 
at CLU, said. "I really like it, though. It 
was a new experience for me to work with 
the composer and perform the piece he 

The future looks bright for this young 
composer. With three district composition 
championships under his belt, further titles 
in music competitions are certain for 

"I plan on studying in Paris next 
term," Huggins said. "I really want to 
build my international career and become 
a well-known composer." 

Du-Par's: Best pancakes in T.O. ? 

By Teresa Olson 


If one is in the mood for a tasty break- 
fast or hearty dinner, prepare to be trans- 
ported to a time when prices were fair and 
food was abundant. Du-Par's, located on 
West Thousand Oaks Boulevard in 
Thousand Oaks, Calif, provides more than 
just delicious food; it offers visitors the 
unique experience of a 1940s coffee 

Du-Par's has drawn people for over 
64 years with its good service, fun atmos- 
phere and diverse hours. 

Du-Par's opened as a modest diner in 
1938 with only seven employees. Though 

the original restaurant lies in the Farmers 
Market in Los Angeles, Calif, Thousand 
Oaks picked up on the success, and in 
1961 a Du-Par's was added to the small 

In a world full of kid's meals and 15- 
minute lunch breaks, Du-Par's provides a 
perfect opportunity to take a step back in 
time and enjoy the simple things. 

The restaurant boasts a full range of 
dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
Breakfast includes a "world-famous secret 
recipe" for old-fashioned buttermilk hot- 
cakes. On top of the regular selection for 
each meal the bakery offers a variety of 
pastries such as brownies, pies, bread, and 
much more. 

Their world-famous pancakes more 
than live up to their reputation: A light, 
fluffy pancake served with melted butter 
and old-fashioned maple syrup. They are 
the perfect way to start a day off right, or 
if the mood calls for, ending the day on a 
sweet note. 

The old-fashioned design of the 
restaurant is reflected all the way to the 
service. Customers need to wait no longer 
than five minutes, and a waitress in a 
striped apron and a small I940's style hat 
will be there refilling their coffee mug. 

Du-Par's offers more than good serv- 
ice and delicious food. A huge draw to the 
restaurant is their hours. Du-Par's is open 
every day, including all holidays, from 6 

a.m. to 1 0:30 p.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m. 
to 1 1 p.m. on weekends. 

Whether it is for early-morning study 
session, or a late-night breakfast, Du-Par's 
will be open to provide a short stack of 

The clientele ranges from business- 
men all the way to supermodel Tyra 
Banks, who dines at the Du-Par's at the 
Farmers Market location. 

It is this diversity that makes it a very 
comfortable atmosphere for getting a 
group of friends together to go out to eat, 
whether you choose to wear sweats or 
semi-formal attire. 

Du-Par's is located on West Thousand 
Oaks Boulevard, by the T.O. Inn. 

6 The Echo 


May 8, 2002 

Campus Quotes 

What are you going to do this summer? 





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Kellie Kocher, freshman, biochemistry 

Brandon Barclay, freshman, business 

Liz Taube, freshman, psychology 

Jared Voeltz, senior, political science 

"I am going to work with bratty kids "I am going to work for my dad's 

at Parks & Recreation and try to get away security company and work out for foot- 
from my parents every once in a while." ball." 

"This summer I am going to two wed- "I am moving to Las Vegas to go to 

dings, taking a class to get rid of one of graduate school for law." 
my requirements, making a lot of money 
and visiting my friends." 

Michelle Brown, freshman, music 

"1 am going skating with my friend 
Molly when she comes to visit." 

Amanda Horn, sophomore, biochemistry Nick Nimmo, junior, biology Eddie Torres, sophomore, business mar- 

"I have an internship at the Crime Lab "This summer I am living with my 

in Ventura; going on a cruise to Mexico three friends in a house and working in the "I am working my butt off, chill with 

and a trip to Idaho." CLU genetics lab." the homies and playing football." 

Campus Quotes are compiled by Jackie Dannaker 

Have a great 
summer vacation! 

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The Echo 7 

Rock bands put tour onto CD 

B> Mark Glesne 

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Allegiance Tour" at the AJlstaie Arena in 
Rosemoni. 111.. Oc: 1 : - ; album 

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tracks "Under M> Skin" and 
"Pharmaecopia- - Perhaps the most sur- 
prising track on this album comes r : - 
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Minneapolis, and therr song "Sezrr 
This gripping track explodes from the 
album and leaves one wanting more. The 
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and a sizable grass-roots following bom in 
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trace n back to who the singer is." Mayer tenmg to you." 

Improving the cafeteria 

B> Chns Marsr. 

The new genera] manager rf 
California Lutheran bnivereny's cafeEna. 
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keep up witfc the nines The cafeiena is 
expanding b> oftering more \-2r I 
well as caienng to persona] requests, all 
me while keeping the heabh of the stu- 
dents as the prtmaT> goal 

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stepped hue the general manager positjor 
and he has been working to improve the 
students' nmmp experience ever since He 

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Mendoza. the assi"*™ chef. Fmfrock. 
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hard 10 change the customar> notions of 
what a cafeteria should be like Instead of 
food cooked m mass quantity the} bring 
the students several options of freshl} 
cooked food. 

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aood. quality, health} food prepared 
fresh." is one of Finfrock s goals 

Finfrock plans to achieve this menu 
with the recipes he has concocted for the 
cafe already 

The Run Fusion. Intemationai Sands 
and Fresh Juice Bar are places where a stu- 
dent can order fresh pasta or stirs, sand- 
wiches made to the patron's specificaDons 
and fresh, healthv luices nude from 

Finfrock realizes lhat no! everyone 
has time to get freshh cooked food and 
sril! offers the quick food section found in 
tnt cafe 

Finfrock raised the ran; of students' 
fulfilling their meal plan to 80 percent tost 

Students aaree with Fmfrock 's efforts 

*i love having the variety and the Rnr 
Fusion wraps are amazing." Erika 
Huebschman. a hmior. said- 

Finfrock 5 dedicarion goes well 
beyond just providing the campus with 
good food- 
He sincere*} hopes to continue to 
please all the srudr"* even offering meals 
for vegaarians and so} milk for those who 


May 8, 2002 


The Echo 7 

Rock bands put tour onto CD 

By Mark Glesne 


Recorded live on "The Pledge of 
Allegiance Tour" at the Allstate Arena in 
Rosemont, 111., Oct. 2, 2001, this album 
takes rock music by the neck and 
squeezes. The 10 unforgiving tracks laid 
out on this album leave no time for breath- 
ing and leave the listener's mind swirling. 
This live concert recording features three 
tracks from System of A Down, three from 
Slipknot, two by Mudvayne and single 
tracks from American Head Charge and 
No One. 

System of A Down introduces this 
album with three songs from their latest 
album: "Chop Suey," "Bounce" and 
"Toxicity." One would expect nothing less 
from a SOAD performance: rhythmic, 
melodic, intense, infuriated and changing. 
Slipknot stepped over the line established 
by System on this album and continued to 
raise the intensity level with three gut- 
wrenching tracks: "People = S***," "The 
Heretic Anthem" and "New Abortion." 
Slipknot's raw capabilities have kept them 
afloat at the top of the metal scene for a 

few years now and they show no sign of 
slowing their unmerciful style. 

Mudvayne kept the pulse-raising 
antics alive with two surprisingly melodic 
tracks: "Under My Skin" and . 
"Pharmaecopia." Perhaps the most sur- 
prising track on this album comes from the 
band American Head Charge, from 
Minneapolis, and their song "Seamless." 
This gripping track explodes from the 
album and leaves one wanting more. The 
band No One finishes the track selection 
with a song titled "My Release." 

This album is not for the mellow or 
weak-hearted. It is loud, fast, raw, power- 
ful, in your face and explosive. It takes 
rock music to a level of intensity rarely 
heard on any radio or television program. 
If one is looking for an album that will 
make him or her feel better on a bad day, 
keep looking. 

The tracks on this album present 
strong emotions and they are not of the 
happy sort. If you like gut-twisting rock 
music that punches through the soul of 
musicianship, look no further than The 
Pledge of Allegiance Tour Live Concert 



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Photograph courtesy of Columbia Records 
"The Pledge of Allegiance Tour" features 10 gut-wrenching, Hue tracks from 
some of the best rock bands. 

John Mayer's LP strikes original chord 

By Teresa Olson 


With original song lyrics and a sooth- 
ing acoustic sound, John Mayer offers 
more to his listeners than simply a sound 
to fill the air. His newest CD, "Room For 
Squares" gives just such a refreshing 

"I enjoy his fresh, straight forward 
lyrics, whether I'm spending time studying 
in the library or just on my own in the car. 
its just really, really, really good everyday 
living music," freshman Krissy Elsemore 

Though Mayer began his music career 
playing blues at the age of 15, he discov- 
ered that the key to his musical expression 
was in writing his own songs. 

"There's this really distracting glory 
in wanting to be the best guitar player 
because all that really is, is copying some- 
body, seeing who can play 'Sky Is Crying' 
better than the. next guy," Mayer said. "I 
wanted to be listenable and play tunes that 
other people could play but not the way I 

play them." 

It was this revelation that led him to 
produce the track 'inside Wants Out" in 
1999. The album consists of songs that 
Mayer performed both solo and with a full 
band. This was his only album prior to the 
album that he released this year. Mayer 
began his major label debut this last fall. 
The CD, "Room For Squares," was pro- 
duced by John Alagia and does not leave 
audiences wanting anything. 

The Atlanta Journal Constitution saw 
all the makings of a star as they described 
Mayer's qualities, "sophisticated, accessi- 
ble folk rock sound dominated by striking 
acoustic guitar playing, video-ready looks 
and a sizable grass-roots following bom in 
clubs across the South." 

Mayer's songs apply to an array of 
events. He sings stories of growing up too 
quickly and losing your mind to the rules 
of society. His songs tell of the tragedy of 
opening your mouth when you meant to 
keep it shut. Life's stories, both happy and 
tragic, put over soothing melody. 

It is the dedication to his songs that 

Photograph courtesy of Sony Records 

John Mayer's new album "Room for Squares" displays his unique and 
refreshing song writing style. 

inspires Mayer to keep writing. 

"When you hear a great song, you 
trace it back to who the singer is," Mayer 

said. "When you can offer people that 
piece of you, that's what keeps them lis- 
tening to you." 

Improving the cafeteria 

By Chris Marsh 

The new general manager of 
California Lutheran University's cafeteria, 
Martin Finfrock, is making great strides to 
keep up with the times. The cafeteria is 
expanding by offering more variety as 
well as catering to personal requests, all 
the while keeping the health of the stu- 
dents as the primary goal. 

A year and a half ago, Finfrock 
stepped into the general manager position 
and he has been working to improve the 
students' dining experience ever since. He 
is the individual responsible for remodel- 
ing the cafeteria. 

Finfrock gained experience by work- 
ing at country clubs and managing the 
Palmino, a restaurant in San Francisco. 

His staff consists of William 
Wellborn, the head chef, and Salvador 
Mendoza, the assistant chef. Finfrock, 
Wellborn and Mendoza have all worked 
hard to change the customary notions of 
what a cafeteria should be like. Instead of 
food cooked in mass quantity, they bring 
the students several options of freshly 
cooked food. 

"Bringing the student a variety of 
good, quality, healthy food prepared 
fresh," is one of Finfrock's goals. 

Finfrock plans to achieve this menu 
with the recipes he has concocted for the 
cafe already. 

The Rim Fusion, International Sands 
and Fresh Juice Bar are places where a stu- 
dent can order fresh pasta or stirs, sand- 
wiches made to the patron's specifications 
and fresh, healthy juices made from 


Finfrock realizes that not everyone 
has time to get freshly cooked food and 
still offers the quick food section found in 
the cafe. 

Finfrock raised the rate of students' 
fulfilling their meal plan to 80 percent last 

Students agree with Finfrock's efforts 
as well. 

"I love having the variety and the Rim 
Fusion wraps are amazing," Erika 
Huebschman, a junior, said. 

Finfrock's dedication goes well 
beyond just providing the campus with 
good food. 

He sincerely hopes to continue to 
please all the students, even offering meals 
for vegetarians and soy milk for those who 
are lactose-intolerant. 

May 8, 2002 


The Echo 9 

Is online registration worth it? 

How to 


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May 15, 2002 

By Michele Hatler 

The technological world has been 
evolving, taking away the simple ways 
of life. Cellular telephones keep you 
connected to everyone, Palm Pilots 
allow you to carry your electronic life 
around at all times and the internet 
provides access to the World Wide 
Web. Although these advances in tech- 

nology are supposed to make life easi- 
er, they are more of a hassle than a 

One example of this is the new 
online registration. 1 know that most 
large universities have online registra- 
tion and class schedules, but why do 
we have to be like other universities? 
The course books that used to be pub- 
lished for students and professors are 
no longer being produced. 

I don't think the schedule books 
should have been totally done away 
with. You still have the choice of reg- 
istering online vs. going to the regis- 
trar's office, although you will have to 
make a trip to the registrar's office to 
turn in your paperwork. We should still 
be given the choice of figuring out our 
schedules by the printed book or the 
online version. 

Saving paper was an issue with the 
deletion of the schedule books. But the 

printed version of the online schedule 
is longer than the old course books. 
Checking online every time you want 
to look up a class takes longer than just 
being able to flip to a page. Professors 
can't just refer to the course schedule 
without having to go online and 
search. This is especially difficult if 
you are having computer problems. 

I know that the purpose of the 
online registration was to make life 
easier on everyone. This is the first 
semester it has been tried. Hopefully 
the kinks will be worked out for next 
year. 1 would like to suggest printing 
some course schedules the old way. 
That way students have the option of 
either going online or having their own 

Sometimes what seems like the 
easiest way to do something is just an 
illusion. But the change is something 
everyone has had to try and deal with. 

Staff Editorial 

By Laura Trevino 

Are you suffering from a dangerous eating disorder, 
or do you know someone who is? Most cases of anorexia 
and bulimia go ignored and untreated. If left alone, some 
of these cases will develop into severe physical and men- 
tal problems and may even cause death. 

Bulimic actions involve eating large amounts of food 
at time and then 'purging' (vomiting) or taking laxatives 
to get rid it. Anorexic people often severely limit their 
food intake or don't eat at all, and anorexia may also be 
accompanied by bulimia. 

In a study by The National Center for Health Care, an 
estimated 9,000 people a year are diagnosed with bulim- 
ia and 8,000 with anorexia. The study states that by the 
first year of college, 4.5 to 18 percent of women have 
developed one of these deadly disorders. Young women 
often develop an eating disorder as they attempt to live up 
to society's stereotypes. They are pressured every day to 
be thinner and prettier by images portrayed on tv, in 
movies and in magazines. Many women are successful in 
hiding their conditions for years. Actress Jane Fonda 
recently revealed, at age 35, that she had been bulimic 
since she was 12 years old. 

Signs of bulimia include maintaining a normal weight 
and appearing healthy on the outside. Bulimics are often 
"perfectionists" in everyday life, although they usually 


Echo Staff 

Michele Hatler 

Yvette Ortiz 

Brooke Peterson 

Alison Robertson 


Cory Hughes 

Claire Dalai 

Nicole Biergiel 

Brett Rowland 

Melissa Dora 

Katie Bashaw 

Eric Ingemunson 

Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 

have low self-esteem or are depressed. They may also 
suffer from alcohol abuse or another addiction of some 
kind, like smoking or drug use. 

Signs of anorexic behavior include having an overly 
thin body, and excessively exercising. While engaged in 
a meal with a group of people, anorexics may move their 
food around the plate and cut it into tiny pieces in order 
to appear to be eating. If the case is really bad, they may 
just refuse any meal with others or stop eating altogether. 

The body responds to starvation in a variety of dis- 
turbing ways. Many bodily functions often stop working 
altogether. Problems include falling blood pressure, an 
end to menstruation cycles, brittle nails and hair and 
slower rates of breathing. Other symptoms include light- 
headedness, constipation and an inability to fight off 

If you think a friend or roommate may suffer from 
one of these life-threatening diseases, point out the 
behavior that you have observed in a caring and non- 
threatening way. Tell them that you care about them and 
you want them to seek medical help. If you think that you 
could be suffering from one or both of these illnesses, 
remember that you are not alone. There is help out there. 
Talk to your parents, sister or brother, family doctor, reli- 
gious counselor or school counselor. Remember, these 
are medical conditions that require professional health 
care. Don't cheat yourself or others out of a wonderful 
and healthy life. 

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May 8, 2002 

Letters to the Editor 

I have been watching the newspaper and listening to my fellow students very 
closely this past year, and I've decided that I should finally express my opinion 
about what they are saying. First I would like to respond to Kevin's letter last week. 
For those of you who didn't read it, he complained about the lack of recognition for 
the music department on the CLU campus. I would like to point out that there are 
several departments on this campus with less recognition than music. In fact, most 
educational departments receive minimal recognition outside the department, if any 
at all. 

Kevin also complained about The Echo not including a story about the Bach 
Festival. As a former Echo editor, I am well aware of the time and space restraints 
that the newspaper experiences. The fact that The Echo is published from a con- 
verted garage is a miracle in itself. Besides, the editors have lives, classes, and jobs 
just like the rest of us. Not everything makes the cut due to many, many reasons, 
including a lack of space or time to edit. If Kevin has such a problem with the way 
The Echo works, he should join the staff. Then maybe he would better understand 
why some articles deemed important by certain people sometimes get left out. 

The other thing I would like to discuss is the general attitude that permeates 
the CLU student body. Time and time again I have heard students complain about 
classes, residence halls, the registration process, the conservatism of CLU, social 
events, and many other things. Yet none of these students have done anything to fix 
these issues', they just complain. Maybe it's because students don't know how they 
can help. Well, it's simple: get involved! If you have a problem with The Echo, join 

the staff. If you have a problem with a residence hall policy, talk to your ARC. If 
you don't like the Club Lu events, go to a Programs Board meeting and tell them 
that. YOU elected your student government to represent YOU, but it's hard to keep 
track of the opinions of 1,600 students, so you've got to talk to them. 

If you have a campus project you want to see done, or a residence hall 
improvement, or an awesome program idea, you just have to let them know! 
ASCLU-G is easily contacted in one of three ways: email them at, call them at 493-3462, or just stop by the office in the SUB. 

You can also join in on any of their meetings in Nygreen 1 . Starting in the fall: 
Senate at 5:15, Programs Board at 6:30, and RHA at 8:30. Also, educate yourself on 
the inner workings of CLU. 

If you don't know how something is accomplished or not accomplished, find 
out. It's very elementary to complain about something when you don't do anything 
about it or do anything to find out why it is the way it is. I encourage all of you to 
ask questions. That is your right as a college student here at CLU. I know I should- 
n't say that ALL students who complain don't do anything about it. For example, 
Cory Hughes has always had an opinion to express about something at CLU. What 
did he do? He ran for Senate and now he is representing the Class of 2004. I 
encourage the rest of you to do the same to make your school a better place for you 
to be. 

Elissa Jordan 
Psychology, '04 

I just wanted to comment on how Michele Hatler handled the problems the 
Catholic Church is having. First, I want to make it known that the Catholic Church 
is a huge worldwide religion with thousands of priests, bishops and cardinals. 
Therefore, her criticism of how certain priests have been handling it or the com- 
ments they've made is useless, because it is completely one-sided and cannot pos- 
sibly represent what the church itself believes. That being said, any change in pol- 
icy is going to take a significant amount of time. As Americans, we want instant 
solutions. But these problems are serious and it is going to take more than just 
removing Cardinal Law. I also want to note that the pope is an old man with the 
entire church on his shoulders and that the United States probably gives ttkn more 
trouble than any other country. So cut him a break. People who aren't in highly 
important and stressful positions are quick to judge. 

However, what I really don't understand is the paragraph, "Whether the pope 
and cardinals in Italy want to admit it or not, our world has changed drastically 
since the birth of Jesus. Americans in particular live in time where money means 
power, premarital sex is accepted, and gay men and women have equal rights in 
many facets of the law." Just because money does mean power, premarital sex is a 
reality and gay men and women have equal rights in many facets of the law, what 
does that have to do with child-molesting priests? Of course our world has changed, 

but biblical principles and morality does not. 

By the way, premarital sex is not accepted. It happens, but it is not accepted. 
The Catholic Church, and most all other Christian churches and every other major 
world religion, believe sex should be reserved for marriage. So except for atheists 
and other non-religious people, it is not accepted. Just because something happens, 
even if a lot, does not make it accepted. Rape happens a lot, if it started happening 
at the rate of pre-marital sex, would that make it acceptable? POPULARITY does 
not = RIGHT. 

I wanted to end by saying that those Catholics who put their faith in Christ and 
the church are not going to lose their trust. I don't lose my trust in CLU just because 
I often times get really bad professors, or the government just because there are cor- 
rupt politicians. 

Lastly, the church is so huge that of course there are going to be sick perverts 
within it. What the church is focusing on now is effectively trying to deal with those 
priests who aren't practicing Catholicism. I encourage everyone to pray for this dif- 
ficult but necessary effort. 

Simone Rizkallah 
Communications, '03 

The Echo Staff would like to 
recognize and thank the following.,. 

The ASCLUG student government boards and the 

student body president, Kim McHale, for all of their 

hard work and dedication to planning activitites for 

the CLU student body, making improvements for 

the residence halls, and everything else they 

worked on this year. 

The Janitorial staff for dumping the trash cans in the 

classrooms and offices and keeping our campus 


The cafeteria staff for providing meals for us, 

cleaning our dishes, and taking student opinions into 


The Facilities department for fixing 
EVERYTHING that breaks in the resi- 
dence halls and around campus. 

Professors that show they care apoot their 

students fry taking the extra t'me +o cor*e 

+o s+o«fy groups, open their homes an4 

Making themselves easily available. 

The Security officers for patroling 

our campus, keeping us safe, and 

unlocking doors. 

ISS for dealing with all of the 
technical difficulties that come with computers. 

The Events staff for setting up and taking down equipment for 

all of the various events on 


Everyone else that plays a part in making CLU 
what it is. 

May 8, 2002 


The Echo 11 

Last words: If I ruled the world ... 

By Bret Rumbeck 

And so the day comes... the last 
opinion article in a long series of 
American politics and ideals. In com- 
plete soberness, it's been a true joy 
writing for the student body, faculty 
and staff on campus. Your kind words, 
and even the not-so-kind words, have 
made my entire school year. Again, 
thank you all. 

Since most California residents 
will have the opportunity to support 
my run for governor, I'll lay the plat- 
form out for you. Throughout the 
year, I've mentioned all sorts of issues 
briefly, so why not bring them all 
together for one last hurrah? My first 
act as governor will be to build a very 
large brick prison out in the middle of 
the desert with no air conditioning, tel- 
evisions, radios, or computers. Any 
hardcore felon will then be transferred 
to this holiday oasis to serve Out the 
remainder of his/her sentence, howev- 
er long it may be. Felons will not get 
time off for good behavior under my 
watch. The death penalty will not be 
used; but sweeping the desert floor in 
the middle of July will be strictly 
enforced. The empty prisons will be 
used for drug treatment centers for 
those who were locked up because of a 
drug offense. Offenders are not guilty 
of anything except a psychological 
problem: addiction. We don't lock up 
alcoholics, do we? 

Next, let's reform the school sys- 
tem in California. The state currently 
runs the entire program, and with our 
state ranked 47th in the nation, it's not 
working. Power will be transferred to 
individual school districts to make 
their own decisions, not to some 
bureaucrat 400 miles away. While on 
the school subject, the banned book 
list will be torn apart, then used to start 
a very large bonfire. Book banning is 
for the Nazis; reading should not be a 
punishable offense. After un-banning 
books, I'll still be on an anti-censor- 
ship high. Those parental advisory 
stickers on music albums will now be 
a thing of the past in California. Any 
form of art should not be censored. 
Slayer music has never killed anyone, 
and a nude statue of the Lady Justice 
has never corrupted Americans. Take 
down that ridiculous black sheet, Mr. 
Ashcroft, please. 

Back in 1996, California voters 
approved the usage of medicinal mari- 
juana for terminally ill people. Guess 
what ... I'm throwing out the Supreme 
Court decision that forbids medical 

marijuana and allowing it in 
California. It's called the 10th 
Amendment, which gives powers not 
given to the federal government by the 
Constitution, and not prohibited by the 
Constitution, to the states and the peo- 
ple in the state. If you've never had a 
terminal illness, you have no right to 
assume that marijuana will not help an 
ill individual. I'd rather take a natural 
product than some factory-made pill 
with more side effects than benefits. 
Sure you may feel a bit better after 
popping some pills, but say good-bye 
to a sex life. Is this any way to go out? 

While I'm governor, women will 
always have the right to choose. Pro- 
choice is exactly what it means: you 
choose to continue the pregnancy or 
end it. It's just that simple. Pro-life 
only offers one option, and the govern- 
ment has no right in the doctor's 
office; then again, men don't have any 
right making these types of choices for 
women. Gay marriages. . . . Tough call. 
I'm torn on the issue; however, who 
am I to judge or strike down an indi- 
vidual because of sexual preference? 
It's your life, live it how you choose to 
live it. Second Amendment rights will 
not be infringed, but the gun laws cur- 
rently in the books will be enforced. 
Do not forget, NRA fans, the part in 
the amendment that mentions a "well- 
regulated militia." Keep the revolver 
and the PP7, but those AK-47s and 
Uzis have got to go. Oh yes, and the 
religion in schools argument will final- 
ly be put to bed. Until all religions are 
begging the country to put their com- 
mandments, idols, or beliefs on the 
classroom wall, it's just not happening. 
Please respect the beliefs of others! 
Individuals not believing in your mar- 
tyr does not mean they are going to 
your hell. 

Being from the Central Valley, I 
get sick and tired of Los Angeles steal- 
ing our water. Sure, movies and Laker 
games bring in huge profits; but lose 
the agriculture and California falls flat 
on its movie-making back. The great- 
est good for the greatest number is 
nothing but a socialist ideal. While my 
administration is perfecting wave 
technology for energy, we'll also be 
developing better ways to desalinate 
the ocean water for Southern 
California. Environmentally speak- 
ing, hemp will be legalized for making 
products such as paper and clothing. 
Finally, I'd write a special piece of leg- 
islation making it legal to advertise 
birth control products in The Echo. 
Maybe this will finally lift the protec- 
tive bubble on this campus that, unfor- 
tunately, shelters us all from the real 

It's been a fun and eventful ride. 
The underlying goal of these articles 
was to fire you all up enough to get out 
and vote! Politics affects each and 
every one of you every day of your 
life. If you don't vote, let people put 
that on your headstone ... "Andrew 
Carlson didn't vote." Final thoughts, 
questions, and arguments can be sent 

By Jason Scott 


Well, it seems (do I imagine a 
universal sigh of relief?) that Bret 
and I have managed to disagree our 
way right through to the end of the 
school year. We have discussed 
some interesting and important 
issues and gotten some interesting 

At least one of our columns 
(actually, a few) sparked some very, 
well, intriguing reactions. 

I figure this is my chance to get 
in the last word, so here goes. It 
should seem at the very least inter- 
esting, and probably a little bit wor- 
risome, to the rational majority of 
Echo readers out there, that certain 
other readers have reacted to my col- 
umn the way they have. For 
instance, because I wrote that about 
illegal- and yes, I made it clear in my 
column that my specific topic was 
illegal- immigration from Mexico, I, 
and apparently the entire LASO club 
(who have not deigned to remove 
me from their e-mail list), received 
this astounding historical revelation 
(unedited) from a source I will keep 

"We are seeing how the "ataque" 
to the World Trade center is being 
used to bring back the old national- 
racist sentiments that have divided 
this country. The person who wrote 
this article doesn't know that 
California, New Mexico, Arizona, 
Nevada and Texas has been military 
occupied by the US government 
since the 1840's and that these terri- 
tories really belong to the Mexicans 
and the indigenous people. 
Obviously, he doesn't know that the 
Europeans who came to this conti- 
nent were the first illegal immigrants 
and nobody has taken them account- 
able for the their actions." 

"As you see, the school newspa- 
per, the voice of the students, doesn't 
understand that the core of this prob- 
lematic is the United States's inabil- 
ity to understand other people reali- 
ties. I hope that all of you become 
aware of these type of prejudice and 
understand that our people were here 
before they came and that is our 
right to cross the imposed border 
dividing the great Aztlan." 

Here's another intellectual 
zinger (again unedited) about the 
safrie article: 

"It is irresponsible to print such 
an article, because one, who does 

not have knowledge of the facts and 
statistics, could easily accept the 
article and its commentary as fact. 
Since it is in print, and in the news- 
paper, it is far more easily taken as a 
truth. This sends more people in to 
the world with a mentality of hate. 
Things like this could lead to scap- 
goating certain groups for present or 
future troubles in the country. A sit- 
uation like this reminds me of the 
Nazis blaming Jews for Germany's 
problems. Next thing you know, we 
could be in camps or just victims of 
hate crimes as many have been in 
the past and in to the future as well." 

I need to apologize to everyone 
for never having realized that we 
live in "Aztlan," not the United 
States of America, and that people of 
European descent from the U.S. who 
fought and won this land from 
Spanish European families are 
somehow, abstractly, more European 
and therefore inherently more evil. 
Silly me. I also need to apologize 
for single-handedly setting into 
motion CLU's apparent Holocaust- 
scale assault upon Hispanic stu- 

In ail seriousness, I don't think 
any of these accusations hold any 
water, and to everyone who dis- 
agrees with me and cops out by 
insulting me and labeling me as a 
racist or as a "neanderthal" -cour- 
tesy, I feel it is my right to reiterate, 
of a CLU professor- to you and to 
everyone else, I say that I am proud 
to be an American, a Christian, a 
conservative and a Republican. The 
Republican Party is the party work- 
ing to preserve the true form of 
American government and 
American freedom. We are not the 
party of sympathy ploys, change for 
change's sake, and the attitude that 
says anything is acceptable so long 
as it is not quite illegal. The 
Republican Party is the sole political 
force consistently strong enough to 
resist America's plummeting into 
European-style socialism, and of 
that I am proud, as well. Life is a 
right. Justice is a right. Freedom 
from terror and violence is a right. 
Guns are a right. National sover- 
eignty is a right. Protected borders 
are a right. A flat tax is a right. Free 
enterprise is a right. The 
Democratic Party stands in some- 
times quiet, sometimes vocal oppo- 
sition to every one of these national- 
ly definitive rights and constantly 
seeks to take them away. It is the 
Republican Party that fights to main- 
tain that which makes America 
strong; we know that licentiousness 
is not liberty, that convenience is not 
morality and victimhood not a 

God bless America and the GOP, 
and a genuine thanks to those who 
have made this journey both possi- 
ble and worthwhile, especially Bret. 
E-mail me 

12 The Echo 


May 8, 2002 

John Botta: Living ont 
his dream on the field 

By Slade Langlois 

It sounded like a cheesy Hollywood script: 
An improbable feel-good sports moment with 
touching significance. But for California 
Lutheran' University junior John Botta, it was 
real. A touchdown ... on his first catch, in his first 
game as a semi-professional ... on his father's 
birthday. A birthday present that had been in the 
making for 12 years. 

Ever since he can remember, Botta has 
been a football fan. Growing up in Westlake, 
Calif, he was first introduced to the game by his 
father, Joe, who was a passionate San Francisco 
49ers fan. 

"I remember watching Jeny Rice and Joe 
Montana and thinking that that's what I wanted 
to do," Botta said. 

It wasn't until his third-grade year at St 
Jude Elementary School that Botta got his first 
taste of playing otganized football. He started 
playing in a flag football league in Thousand 
Oaks and began to learn the fundamentals of the 

Over the next three years, Botta developed 
his skills and began to stand out among his peers. 
He continued playing through the 7th grade, but 
developed what he called "an attitude problem." 

"I told myself that if 1 wanted to make the 
NFL I had to be the best at all times. I realize 
now that putting that kind of pressure on your- 
self at that age is ridiculous," Botta said. 

Botta's "attitude problem" led him to skip 
practices throughout the 7th grade and his skills 
diminished. He wound up sitting out his 8th- 
grade year and played roller hockey instead. 

In 1995 the opportunity for a fresh start 
presented itself when Botta's family moved to 
Mountain View, Calif, about 45 minutes north 
of San Jose. There, Bona rediscovered his fove 
for football and began attending St Francis High 
School in San Jose. For the first time, Botta 
would be playing tackle football, something his 
father had never allowed him to do. 

"I was afraid he'd, get hurt Football's a 
contact sport and bad things happen. To this day 
it's difficult for me to watch my son play," said 
Joe Botta 

The transition from flag to tackle football 
didn't come easy for Botta and he no longer 
stood out like he had in previous seasons. He 
became discouraged and realized halfway into 
his high school experience that a career in pro- 
fessional football was unlikely. However, Botta 
came away from St Francis with some new- 
found wisdom. 

"Getting knocked down sobered me up 

and made me realize I had to work my ass off to 
get where I needed to go. 1 came out better and 
stronger, but in a way I never thought 1 would," 
he said 

When the time came to choose a college, 
Botta's choices were limited. 

"I figured I'd just go to San Jose State and 
get a degree in communication. 1 had no inten- 
tion of playing football," he said. 

It wasn't until he had a conversation with 
his sister, Diane, that the thought of attending 
CLU crossed his mind She had graduated from 
CLU and suggested that he look into the school. 
Botta knew that CLU had a Division III football 
team and he began to wonder if he could chal- 
lenge himself to play again. 

"The question went from 'why should I?' 
to 'why shouldn't I?' The area had treated me 
well over the years and it was like home to me," 
said Botta. 

Botta decided to take a chance and began 
attending CLU in fell 1999. He met up with head 
football coach Scott Squires to discuss the possi- 
bility of playing again. 

"I had been a comerback my whole life. 
But for some reason when Coach Squires asked 
me what position I wanted to play, I told him that 
I wanted to be a receiver," Botta said 

Botta began practicing with the team and 
found that he would be challenged yet again. His 
playing time was limited yet he felt that the 
experience he had freshman year was beneficial. 

"1 didn't get to play, but I got my dream 
back. What I did through the CLU football pro- 
gram helped me out a lot" he said 

Toward the end of his first year at CLU, 
Botta began looking into other football possibil- 
ities. He had heard about a semi-professional 
team called the LA Inferno and made contact 
with its head coach, Doug Banks. Botta kept the 
thought of playing for the Inferno in the back of 
his mind. 

"Playing for the Inferno became the next 
step forme. Personally, I didn't feel that the CLU 
football program would really take me any- 
where beyond my personal goals," he said. 

In January 2001, Botta took the next step 
and began practicing with the Inferno. He found 
the transition from Division III football to semi- 
professional to be a difficult one, and mentally 
draining, as well. 

"The two-hour drive from Thousand Oaks 
to Compton began to wear on me. At first the 
practices were unorganized and I wasn't sure 
what I had gotten myself into," he said 

The talent level of semi-pro football was 
another aspect that Botta had not experienced 
He was forced to prove himself all over again. 

Photograph courtesy ofJohnBotta 
John Botta 

"Most of the time it was a mental and 
physical dog fight ... but it made me tougher," he 

Botta persevered through eight months of 
practice with the Infemo and played his first 
game in August 200 1 . Bona didn't know what to 
expect from the new league but was pleasantry 
surprised when he caught his first pass: a 54-yard 
touchdown reception. He took the game tape 
back home to Mountain View to show his father. 

"My dad had never seen me play football 
before because he's so afraid of me getting hurt 
I thought that by showing him the tape he would 
start to appreciate what I was doing more and see 
that football meant a lot to me. Once he saw that 
touchdown he realized that I had potential and it 
became more real for him," Bona said. 

His Taiher began to support him more in 
his football aspirations and Botta continued to 
improve throughout his first year with the 
Infemo. He has learned how to adapt to the new 
level of play and has continued to show a strong 
work ethic. 

"Johnny's a hard worker. He's improved a 
lot since the first day he came here. He's one of 
the few guys I don't have to worry about" said 
coach Doug Banks. 

As for his goal of reaching the NFL, Botta 
has lowered his expectations somewhat and 
learned to put less pressure on himself. 

"I just want to have my one moment and 
have my family there to see me play," he said. 

Today, Botta is in his second year with the 
Infemo and has no idea where football will wind 
up taking him. He looks back on the ups and 
downs of his short football career and has no 

"Whether or not I get there, I've lived my 
dream. If you're not living your dream, you 
wind up wasting your life. That's what the mean- 
ing of life is," he said 

Golf team 
in third, 
named to 
ist team 

By Luke Patten 


The California Lutheran University 
men's golf team finished up its season on 
April 30, by finishing third at the confer- 
ence championship tournament. The 
Kingsmen finished third in the final 
overall standings as well. Unfortunately, 
only the top two teams will get to move 
on to the NCAA Division III champi- 

The Kingsmen shot a two-round 
total of 650 (328-322) to finish eight 
strokes behind the University of La 
Verne (642), and 13 behind University of 
Red lands (637). The three teams also 
finished in the same order in the overall 
conference standings, with Red lands fin- 
ishing as the Southern California 
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 
championship team. 

Aaron Bondi, who is a senior and 
was playing his last match as a 
Kingsmen, led the way for the team by 
shooting 157 (78-79), which was good 
enough for second place in the individ- 
ual standings. Bondi was also named to 
the all-SCIAC first team for the third 
time in his career with CLU. 

"I'm happy. I had a really good 
tournament. It was a good way to end 
my career," said Bondi. 

Tough conditions during the tour- 
nament contributed to some high scores 
across the board. 

"That [La Purisma] is one the hard- 
est golf courses in California and the 
wind was really strong. It was like 25 or 
35 mph," said Bondi. 

Jess Card, also a senior, was sec- 
ond on the Kingsmen team with a score 
of 164 (83-81). Jason Poyser (166, 85- 
81), Randy Cox (170, 89-81), Matt 
Holland (170. 82-88), and Jordan 
Silvertrust (172, 88-84) completed the 
Ktngsmen team. 

Czernek and Armacost selected as 
Cal Lutheran's Athletes of the Year 

By Katie Bashaw 


Jessica Armacost of the Regals soc- 
cer and softball teams and Chris Czernek 
of the Kingsmen football team will be 
honored for their athletic achievements 
during their careers at California Lutheran 
University at the senior sports award ban- 
quet on Friday, May 17. 

Armacost started in 79 of the 81 
games on the schedule in her four years 
with the Regals soccer team. As a defend- 

er, she did not score any goals until her 
senior season, when she scored two at 
Whittier on Oct. 23. However, she was 
recognized for her defensive skills by 
making second team All-SCIAC in her 
freshman and senior seasons. 

In softball, she was a starter in 129 of 
the 139 scheduled games over her four 
years with a career batting average of 
.290. Over the past three years, she has 
been in the top three on the team in hits 
and runs. 

Please see ATHLETES, Page 14 

Photograph courtesy of Sports Information 
Jessie Armacost 

May 8, 2002 


The Echo 13 

Track features 10 All-SCIAC 
honorees at championships 

.Junior Tom 
meter race. 

Ham and fresh 
Ham ran for a 

Photograph by Katie Bashaw 
man John Cummings line up for the start of the men's 1500- 
personal record on his way to earning all-SCIAC honors. 

All-Conference Honorees: 

(awarded to top six finishers in event) 

W 400-meters: freshman Aubreigh Hutchison 61.84 

W 1500-meters: freshman Kristy Fischer 5.06 

W 400-meter hurdles: senior Chelsea Prater 68.88 

(third fastest time in CLU history) 
W 4x1 00-meter relay 52:65 
W 4x400-meter relay 4:18 
W high jump: sophomore Dereem McKinney and 

sophomore Elizabeth Hergert tied 4'09" 
M 1500-meters: junior Thomas Ham 4:07 

Photograph by Katie Bashaw 
Sophomore Elizabeth Hergert makes 
an easy jump early in the meet on 
Monday night at CMS. 

Photograph by Katie Bashaw 

Freshman Marcus Green dashes 
down the back curve in the men's 
-paoo-meter race. 

Photograph by Katie Bashaw 
Sophomore Cory Hughes threw for 
two personal records in the 
conference championships. One in 
the shot put and one in javelin. 

Photograph by Katie Bashaw 
Freshman Kristy Fischer, who ran 
her 5:03 personal record for the sea- 
son in the preliminary race, still 
made All-SCIAC with her sixth place 
finish in the 1500-meters. 

W 400-meter dash 

FR Aubreigh Hutchison 
4th place - 61 .84 (PR) 

W 800-meter run 


FR Kristy Fischer 
7th place - 2:30.43 

W 1 500-meter run 

FR Kristy Fischer 
6th place - 5:06.09 
FR Courtney Parks 
10th place - 5:23.39 

M 1500-meter run 
JR Thomas Ham 
6th place - 4:07.43 (PR) 
FR John Cummings 
12th place - 4:39. 18 

W 5.000-meter run 

SO Gianina Lomedico 
9th place- 19:29.7 (PR) 
SO Amanda Klever 
13th place - 20:10.92 
JR Christin Newby 
20th place - 22:26.59 

M 5.000-meter run 

JR Tyler Ross 

13th place - 16:39.56 (PR) 

FR John Cummings 

19th place- 17:09.50 

FR Scott Sigfried 

22nd place- 17:33 1 (PR) 

W 4x1 00-meter relay 
FR Lauren Mooney, FR 
Aubreigh Hutchison, FR 
Jaquie Ramirez, SR 
Chelsea Prater 
3rd place- 52.65 

M 4x1 00-meter relay 
JR Dan Carlton, FR John 
Morse, FR Marcus Green, 
JR Grant Kincade 
7th place - 46.59 

W 4x400-meter relay 

SR Chelsea Prater, FR 

Aubreigh Hutchison, FR 

Lauren Mooney, FR Kristy 


5th place - 4:18.9 

M 4x400-meter relay 

Tom Ham, Marcus Green, 

John Morse, Grant Kincade 

8th place - 3:42.09 

M 110-meter high hurdles 

JR Grant Kincade 

7th place - 16.05 (PR) 

W 400-meter low hurdles 
SR Chelsea Prater 
4th place - 68.88 

Whiah Jump 

SO Dereem McKinney 

4th place - 4'09" (PR) 

SO Elizabeth Hergert 

5th place - 4'09" 

(McKinney awarded higher 

place for clearing height in 

fewer tries) 

FR Lauren Mooney 

11th place - 4'06" (PR) 

M high jump 

JR Grant Kincade 

9th place - 5'10" (PR) 

W long jump 

SO Elizabeth Hergert 

12th place- 13'01" 

W Triple Jump 
FR Aubreigh Hutchison 
7th place - 33V9" (PR) 
SO Elizabeth Hergert 
10th place -31 '02" 

W shot put 

FR Ashleigh Poulin 

13th place - 2T04" 

M shot put 

SO Cory Hughes 

16th place -31 '08" (PR) 

JR Dan Carlton 

18th place - 29V5" (PR) 

SO Keith Jones 

19th place - 28'06" 

W discus throw 
SO Dereem McKinney 
14th place - 83'06" (PR) 
FR Ashleigh Poulin 
19th place - 70V3" (PR) 

M discus throw 
SO Keith Jones 
12th place - 92V1" 
SO Cory Hughes 
14th place ■ 88V8" 
JR Dan Carlton 
16th place - 85' 

W hammer throw 
FR Aubreigh Hutchison 
15th place -95'31" (PR) 
FR Ashleigh Poulin 
16th place -81V7" 

M hammer throw 
SO Keith Jones 
13th place - 83'10" (PR) 
JR Dan Carlton 
16th place - 74'02" 

W javelin throw 
SO Dereem McKinney 
14th place - 76' 
FR Ashleigh Poulin 
16th place - 6206" 

M javelin throw 

SO Cory Hughes * 

10th place- 151 '02" (PR) 

SO Keith Jones 

13th place - 138V5" 

JR Dan Carlton 

14th place - 135V0" (PR) 

SO Will Howard 

22nd place- 101 '01" (PR) 

14 The Echo 


May 8, 2002 

Scholar-athletes Scanlan anc 
Coffman honored this week 

By Cassandra Wolf 

Seniors Stacey Scanlan from the 
Regals tennis team and Jake Coffman 
from the Kingsmen basketball team were 
recognized at Honors Day Convocation on 
May 3 as California Lutheran University's 
2002 scholar-athletes for their academic 
and athletic achievements. 

CLU Athletic Director Bruce Bryde 
explained how the nomination process 
works and who made the final decisions. 

"Each Southern California 
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference school 
designates one female and one male ath- 
lete of the year," said Bryde. "Each school 
determines what [scholar-athlete] means, 
according to their own criteria. At CLU, 
like most schools, it's very roughly one- 
half academic consideration and one-half 
athletic consideration. There is a whole 
process at CLU determined by the faculty- 
athletic committee." 

According to Bryde, the committee 
is small, made up of faculty members and 
headed by history professor Dr. Paul 

"The coaches submit the nomina- 
tions, which are screened by the commit- 
tee," continued Bryde. "There is an invita- 
tion for an application from the semi- 
finalists; they're asked to respond, in writ- 
ing, to four questions in the application 
and they also have to get a letter of recom- 
mendation from a professor and their 

coach. If they are finalists, 
they receive a 30-minute 
interview by the committee. 
The committee then deliber- 
ates and selects the win- 

Bryde also described 
the scholar-athlete selection 
process as beneficial for the 
athletes and the committee 
and commended Scanlan 
and Coffman for their 

"It's a good experience 
for the committee and the 
student-athletes together," 
said Bryde. "The interview 
process is the most fun; all 
the nominees are very strong 
athletically and academical- 
ly. You end up with some very talented 
people. Tina Hill, who is the associate ath- 
letic director (at CLU], and myself act in 
an advisory capacity and we're actually 
glad we don't have a vote, since the selec- 
tion is so difficult. The winners were hon- 
ored at convocation last Friday and they 
were in the program for the SCIAC ban- 
quet. It's quite an honor. These are two 
definitely focused and goal-oriented indi- 
viduals. It's enjoyable to see so much hard 
work pay off with career dividends." 

Head coaches Nancy Garrison and 
Richard Rider gave their reasons for nom- 
inating Scanlan and Coffman, respective- 



Photograph courtesy of Sports Information 
Stacey Scanlan 


"She has an exceptionally 
high G.P.A. in a tough major [account- 
ing]," said Garrison. "Over the four years 
on the team, she contributed more wind to 
Cal Lu tennis than anybody in the eight 
years I've coached at Cal Lu. She has the 
highest G.P.A. on the team, and she's a 
tremendously hard worker. It's been a 
great four years with Stacy on the team 
and the team and I will miss her." 

"No. 1, he's a very strong student, 
being a pre-med student, and he's already 
been accepted at the University of 
Tennessee Medical School, " said Rider. 
"He's always been a really strong and 
focused. individual, and he's an outstand- 
ing athlete. He's one of the most respected 

Baseball splits week with 
Chapman, waiting for bid 

Photograph courtesy of Sports Information 

athletes that we have; he leads by example 
more than words. He's a very quiet indi- 
vidual ... he's highly respected, so when 
he says something, people listen. You look 
at the criteria for the scholar-athlete; he 
fits every criteria that you have. He's a 
leader; he's a scholar, outstanding athlete, 
top-notch. He wants to do whatever it 
takes for the team to win. He more than 
fits the bill. He's not a vocal guy, you talk 
to him he probably won't say two words to 
you, but he's certainly one of the most 
respected guys we have on campus, a very, 
very focused individual. I think he repre- 
sents, when you talk about student-athlete, 
he would be the role model for a student- 
athlete to follow. A very easy nomination." 

of the 

By Michelle Loughmiller 

Last weekend the KJngsmen base- 
ball team played two games against 

Chapman University. The outcome of the 
weekend ended in a split between the two 
nationally ranked teams. Because the 
Kingsmen did not sweep the Panthers, 
they did not receive an automatic bid to 

Photograph by Tory Fithian 
Sophomore Jason Hirsh finished his 
fifth complete game this season. 

With the win, his regular season 

record improved to 10-2. 

Photograph by Toty Fithian 
Junior Taylor Slimak brings in two 
runs on an RBI double in the 7th 
inning on Saturday. He had the 
best regular season batting average 
out of the regular starters, .434. 

regionals and must wait until May 12 to 
see if they have been chosen to attend. 

On Friday, May 3, the Kingsmen 
played at Chapman and lost by a final 
score of 2-13. Justin Keeling pitched the 
majority of the game for the Kingsmen. 
Luke Stajcar had a two-run home run in 
the fifth and Jeff Meyers went one for 
three with a double. 

"It was a tough loss; now we just 
need to regroup for tomorrow," said sen- 
ior Andy Luttreil. 

On Saturday, May 4, the Kingsmen 
faced Chapman University for another 
battle. The final score was 6-0 in CLU's 
favor, which snapped a 10-game winless 
streak against Chapman. Jason Hirsch 
pitched the fifth complete game of his sea- 
son and only gave up five hits with a total 
of six strikeouts. Luttreil went two for 
three and had two RBIs. Steve Maitland 
went two for four and Taylor Slimak went 
one for four with two RBIs. 

"This was a great win for our team, 
it was nice to see that our team stayed 
mentally tough despite yesterday's loss," 
Luttreil said. 

Although the Kingsmen are not 
SCIAC champions, they have the top 
record among Division ill competition: 
25-5 nationally and 19-5 against teams in 
the western region. On May 12, they will 
find out if this record is good enough to 
get them a bid to regionals. 


■ Continued from Page 12 

Armacost was also a team captain 
for both soccer and Softball in her senior 

After spending two years at Cal Poly 
San Luis Obispo, Czemek transferred to 
CLU in 1999 with sophomore eligibility 
and started every game in his career as a 
Kingsmen and broke many established 
records in the process. 

In his senior year, Czemek complet- 
ed 272 passes in 424 attempts for 3, 058 
yards, setting CLU season records in each 
of those categories. He also set records 
for most offensive plays, 463, and most 
total offensive yards, 3, 040. He had 20 
touchdown passes, the most in a nine- 
game season and only one short of the 
overall record. 

Over his three years at CLU, 
Czemek has ten games with at least 300 
passing yards, a CLU record. He has also 
been a part of team records that were set 
in the 2001 season, including: most first 
downs, 240; highest points per game aver- 
age, 35.0; highest total yards per game 
average, 481.5; and highest passing yards 
per game average, 348.1. 

For the 2001 season, he was a final- 
ist for the Gagliardi award. Division Ill's 
equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. 

May 8, 2002 


The Echo 

Q & A with junior Wes Johnson, 
intramural athlete of the year 

Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office 

Johnson finished fourth in the home 
run derby this spring. 

Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office 

As team captain, Johnson brought 
together a winning team to the first 
indoor soccer championship game. 

Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office 

Johnson's superb footwork helped bring his indoor soccer team to victory in 
the championship game, of which he was named MVP due to his four goals. • 

New coordinator 
plans to keep 
success of IMs 

By John Bona 

When Jenny Brydon sets sail for 
Texas Lutheran University in June after 
five years at California Lutheran 
University, Christine Paul will replace 
her as the new intramural coordinator. 

Originally from St. Louis, Paul has 
spent the last three years at North 
Georgia College and State University in 
Georgia. There she served as the director 
of recreational sports and as an assistant 
coach for the Softball team. Acting as 
head coach of the school's intramural flag 
football team, she won two back-to-back 
national intramural championships. 

Before her administrating days in 
Georgia, Paul was an athlete, herself. A 
lifelong softball player, she pitched at 
Division 1 Winthrop University in South 

While sad to leave her friends 
behind, Paul is looking forward to the 
opportunity to work at Cal Lutheran. 

"It will be tough to leave at first but 
I'm excited about working at Cal Lu," 
Paul said. "I can't wait to get started." 

Paul said next year she will proba- 
bly continue all current intramural sports 
(flag football, basketball, soccer, soft- 
ball). Among her plans are possibilities 
for tournaments in some sports as 
opposed to ftill seasons throughout the 
semester. Options would include tourna- 
ments in table tennis and even pool. 

Also in the works are ideas for ski 
trips, white-water rafting and other recre- 
ational activities. 

"My main goal for next year is just 
to maintain the level of participation," 
says Paul. "An increase would be great, 
but it's about getting activities that stu- 
dents want to do. I'm here to get people 
involved in something they can enjoy." 

Q: How do you feel about winning this award? 

A: It is an honor for me to accept this award! 

Q: What did you have to do to get it? 

A: I don't know! I played all the sports offered this year [flag foot- 
ball - No Names, fall basketball - Fruit Works, indoor soccer - Hardwood 
Starz, spring basketball - Hoopsters, softball - Holy Hitters], making the 
playoffs in both basketball seasons and softball and winning indoor soc- 

Q: What is your favorite intramural memory from this year? 

A: Winning indoor soccer. 

Q: Why? 

A: Because in the championship game all my friends came out to 
support us. [Johnson was also named MVP of that game] My favorite 
all-time memory would be winning softball last year. Our team was com- 
petitive and fun. 

Q: What are you looking forward to in next year's intramurals? 

A: The growing competition and increasing participation of students. 



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May 8, 2002 


Rim Fusion beats In 
Jesus' Arms, 42-39, for 
basketball championship 

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WINNER: Jay Morris 

other participants: 
Brian l/Voodworfri 
Granf Kincade 
Dean Klipfel 
and from the Kingsmen 
basketball team: 
Etienne Emanuel 
Zareh Avedian 
Jake Coffman 

Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office 

Photograph courtesy of the Intramural Office 

Tim Huck, captain of Rim Fusion, 
and Nate Fall, captain of In Jesus' 
Arms, meet prior to the game. 

Jay Morris, winner of the slam dunk 
contest that was held before the 
championship game on Thursday. 

2002 spring intramural basketball champions: Rim Fusion 

Luther Stain, Luke Patten, Courtney Lillich, Matt Anderson, Maricella 

Rodriguez, captain Tim Huck, Brian Cochran, Joey Montano (from L to R) 

Rim Fusion finished the spring season 
undefeated, winning all ten of its games. 

During halftime, mem- 
bers of the audience 
were called down to 

play knockout. 
Freshman Mike Judd 
emerged as the win- 
ner of a $50 prize. 


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sophomore Ryan Tukua had the winning combination. They were awarded 
$150 to split as a team. 

Photograph by Erin Cohrs 

Senior Sven ErikNisja warms up 
before his first match. 

California Lutheran University 




Volume 42, No. 26 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

May 18, 2002 

Photograph courtesy of Student Life 

The incoming class of 2002 posed by the Luther statue during Freshman Orientation in 1998. 

Baccalaureate Degrees 

Joergen Aaboe, BS. Marketing* 

Audrey Marie Abarca, BA, Spanish; BS, 

Business Administration* 

John Leo Adair, BS, Business Management 

Dawn Marie Adamczyk, BS, Business 


David Aguilar Aguilar, BS, Computer 

Information Systems 

Kevin Joseph Aguirra, BA, Multimedia* 

Travis Donia Almquist, BA, English 

Mario Corrigan, BA, Communication 

Gloria M. Amezcua, BA, Liberal Studies 

Scott Matthew Andersen, BA. Communication 

Renee Lynn Anderson, BA, Liberal Studies* 

Krista Michelle Anglin, BA, Liberal Studies* 

Jessica Elaine Armacost, BA. Liberal Studies* 

Misty Lynn Marie Armstrong, BS, Biological 


Brian Edwin Arth, BA, Communication 

Kelly Christine Bader, BA, Liberal Studies 

Andre Mariano Bagamaspad, BS. Business 


Amy Michelle Balber, BA, History 

Kimberiy Lynore Hal jet . BS, Criminal Justice 

Christopher Charles Barbettini, BA. Liberal 


Laura Marie Barbey, BS. Psychology 

Susan L. Harnett. BS, Business Management* 

Vanessa Brianne Bartolomei, BA, 


Christine Michelle Bates, BS. Psychology* 

Coral Shannon Battle, BA. Liberal Studies* 

Christa Elise Beck, BA, International Studies. 

Political Science 

Kasi Lyn Benbrook, BA. Liberal Studies 

Shoshana Faye Bennett, BS. Computer 

Information Systems 

Michael James Berg, BS. Computer Science 

Molly Marie Bergstrom, BS, Business 

Administration * 

Brian Leonard Berman, HA. Marketing 

Communication * 

Jennifer Lynn Bestelmeyer, BA, History 

Tracy Ann Bettendorf, BA. Communication 

Michael Ethan Bilodean, BA. Multimedia* 

Jacob Allen Binder, BS, Business 


Katie Aileen Binz, BA. Marketing 


Lyndsay Allison Birmingham, BS, Sports 


Allyson Nicolle Black, BA. Communication* 

Scott Christopher Blaine, BA, Multimedia* 

Kelly Kristen Blithe, BA, Sociology* 

Arnold H. Blitstein, BS, Accounting 

Matthew Patrick Bock, BS, Physics 

Christina Boissonnault, BS, Business 


Marion Marlene Bolte, BA, English 

Aaron Michael Bondi, BS, Business 


Kevin Donald Boothe, BS. Criminal Justice 

Edward Kent Boyle, BS. Business 


David Barrett Bredesen, BS. Business 


Meghan Elizabeth Brennan, BA. Liberal 


Tamara Marie Brooks, BA, Liberal Studies 

Darlene Audrey Brothers, BS. Business 


Jenaye Ruth Brown, BA. Liberal Studies 

Jennifer Lynn Polillo Brown, BA. Marketing 

Commun ication 

Amy Christina Bruce, BA, Communication 

Andrew Brian Buben, BA. Communication 

Maria Joslyn Bueschen, BA, Sociology* 

Shawn Michael Burgwald, BS. Computer 


Lara Joy Burkhardt, BA. Liberal Studies* 

Mariana Cabrera, BA. Liberal Studies 

Myra Cabrera, BA, Art 

Michelle Verfl Caimano, BA. Psychology 

Kenneth Donald Cameron, BS, Business 


Nicholas Joseph Cappelletti, BA. Music 

Jess David Card, BS, Business Administration 

Candace Yvonne Carlisle, BS, Criminal 


Casey Kathryn Carlson, BA. Liberal Studies 

Richard Carolan, BA. Interdisciplinary 

Heather Colleen Carroll, BS. Sports Medicine 

Patrick Mervin Chilton Carson, BS, 

Computer Science* 

Courtney Ann Castellaw, BS. Psychology* 

Keith Norman Catlow, BS. Accounting* 

Leira Cervantes, BA, Spanish, 


Andrew Michael Chambers, BA, Social 


Josephine Maria Chapman, BA. 


Ray E. Chastine. BS. Computer Information 


Eric David Chen, BS. Business Administration 

Melanie E. Clarey, BA, Multimedia* 

Emily Marie Cochran, BA, Interdisciplinary 

John Carl Coffman, BA. Biological Science* 

Kenneth Ward Cooper, BS. Business 


Jill Antonette Cope, BA. Liberal Studies* 

Evelyn Marie Coren, BA. Political Science, 


Laura Michele Cormier, BA, Sociology 

Soma Munos Cortez, BA, Liberal Studies 

Kelli Elizabeth Costigane, BS, Psychology 

Jose Luis Cuevas, US. Accounting 

Sarah Jean Cumins, BA, Liberal Studies 

Lydia Beth Curry, BA. Music 

Kelly Ann Cusack, BS. Psychology 

Christopher Joseph Czernek, BS. Business 

A dministration 

Angela Marie Dane, BA. English 

Marcus Ross D'Anna, BS. Business 


Christen Jackie Dannaker, BA. 


Joslyn Ellen D' Antonio, BS, Business 


Carrie Marie Davis, BS, Business Management 

Theadora Davitt-Cornyn, BA, 


Karo Davtyan, BS. Computer Information 


Pamm Lynn Dduca, BS, Business Management 

EmilieAnn DeRitter. BA. English 

Jon Mark Dewey. BS. Computer Science* 

Michelle Diaz, BS. Biochemistry and 

Molecular Biology* 

Joseph Thomas Diedrick, BA. Art* 

Sherry L. Dilworth, BS, Accounting 

Rene Giuseppe D'Inca, BS. Business 


Christopher Ryan Tannian Dingman, BA. 

Marketing Communication 

Quan Hoang Dinh, BS, Business 


Aaron M. Dixon, BA, Art 

Kyle Patrick Donovan, BS. Criminal Justice 

Mark E. Douglas, Jr.. BA. Social Science 

James David Dowd, BS. Sports Medicine* 

Denise Renee Dower, BS. Business 


Jonathan Herbert Dressier, BA, Music 

Sabrina Clarissa Ebert, BA, Sociology* 

Likiesha Marie Edwards, BA. Communication 

Shauna Lee Egertson, BS. Psychology* 

Timothy Wade Elliott, BS, Computer 

Information Systems 

Jonathan Konrad Enke, BA. Political Science 

Larsen Erik Ensberg, BA, Communication 

Lisa Marie Estill, BA, Liberal Studies* 

Janet Audrey Evans, BS, Business 


Melanie Patricia Farkash, BS. Business 


Chelsea Glynn Farrow, BA. Liberal Studies 

Michael Christopher Fava, BS, Psychology 

Jehan Fernando, BS. Computer Information 


David M. Ferrell. BA. Political Science. 


Charles Robert Festerling, BS. Sports 


Dante Sherri Few. BA. Psychology 

Jody Lynn Filaski, BS. Business Management 

Mab'a J. Finseth, BA. Social Science 

Robert Jeffrey Fisher. BA. Social Science 

Tory Danielle Fithian, BA. Communication 

Steven M. Fjeldseth, BS, Business 


Noelle Synova Forde, BA. Sociology 

Tamara B. Franz. BS, Business Management 

Devin Lee Frisbie, BS, Computer Science 

Robyn Marie Frost, BA. Liberal Studies 

Trisha Ann Froyura, BS. Business 

Administration * 

Amy Lorene Fuess, BA. English. Philosophy* 

Alejandro Alfredo Galan, BS, Business 


Sarah Ann Galbreath, BA, Liberal Studies 

Adam Michael Gallis, BA. Political Science. 

Communication * 

Michal Marie Galvin, BA, Spanish* 

Christopher J. Ganczewski, BS. Business 


Whitney M. Ganczewski, BS. Business 


Michael Lucas Keishoo Ganialongo. BS. 

Business Administration 

Tony Roland Garcia, BA, Social Science 

Chrystal Char Garland, BA, Communication 

Bethany Gail Garrison. BA, An* 

Daniel F. Geersen, BS, Biological Science 

Preston Russell Geeting, BS, Business 

Admin ist ration 

Sandra Jo Gembola, BA. English* 

Katie Marie Giarraffa, BA, Marketing 


lima Yolanda Giles, BS, Business Management 

Evan Michael Gilroy, BS. Criminal Justice 

Britnye Taylor Godwin. BS. Interdisciplinary* 

Frederick R. Gonzalez, Jr., BS. Computer 


Chris Allen Goodenough, BS. Business 

Admin istration 

William Marion Graham. BS, Computer 


Andrew George Gratt, BA, Drama 

Erik Paul Gravrock. BA. Communication 

Leilani Mayumi Green, BA. Communication 

Paschal Anderson Greene H, BS, Business 

Shcrese Rene Greene, BS, Business 

Mona Grenne, BA, Drama* 
Ryanna Irene Grimaldo. BS, Criminal Justice 
Lenea Renee Gutierrez, BS. Criminal Justice 
Siri Bertina Hall BA, Religion, Art* 
Frederik W. H. Hamel, BA, Drama* 
Edward D. Hansen. BS. Computer Science* 
Kristin Marie Hanser, BA. Communication* 
Carrie Lynn Hardey, BA, Kinesiology 
Thomas R. Hardinger, BS. Computer Science* 
Quenby Thrine Harlander, BS, Biological 

Sean Philip Harrington, BS, Computer 

Jerad Lee Harris, BA, Liberal Studies 
Xochitl Elva Beatrix Hauge, BS. Business 

Kathleen Marie Haynes, BS. Psychology 
Erin Nicole Heinbechner. BS, Business 
Administration * 

Lyndsay Catherine Heitmann. BA. Sociology* 
Hamed Hejran, BS, Business Management 
Brent Matthew Hendon, BA. Sociology 
.James Douglas Hoch, BA, Communication 
Jennifer Viola Holley, BA, International 

Lyle Louis Hollins, BA, Liberal Studies 
Frank D. Huber, BS, Business Management 
Jonathan Alexander Huggins, BA. Music, 

Ryan Huggins, BS, Computer Science 
Pamela Dawn Hunnicutt, BA, 
Communication * 

Julianna Renee Hunter, BA, Kinesiology 
Anjuli Rose Hurt, BA, Multimedia* 
Dallin J. Hutchinson, BS, Business 

Robert Stanford Jackson, BS. Accounting 
Luke Jeremiah Jacobsen, BS. Biological 

Daron Wayne Jacobson, BS. Computer 
Information Systems* 
Kate Marie James, BA. Liberal Studies 
Tricia Anne Javier, BS, Business 

Carissa Marie Johnson, BA. Communication* 
David Kenneth Johnson, BS. Business 
Admin istration* 

Scott Christopher Johnson, BS. Business 

Autumn Wynnette Jones, BS. Business 

Perry Franklin Jones, BS, Computer Science 
Judith F. Jurkowski BA, Political Science* 
Jennifer Lynn Rahman. BA, Liberal Studies 
Branden Jon Karjola, BS. Physics 
Kari Helgesen Katsimpas, BS. Computer 

Tiffany Reiko Kayama, BS, Biological 

Anne Victoria Kegel BA. Psychology 
Keri Rebecca Kehoe. BS. Biological Science 
Brendan Neil Kelley, BS. Criminal Justice; 

Ehrin Jennifer Kelley, BS, Sports Medicine* 
Ramzy Khan ji BS. Computer Science 
Kelly Lynn Kiseskey, BA, Business 

Nicole Marie Klein, BA. Liberal Studies 
.) an ik' Klock, BA, Marketing Communication 
Jeff Alan Koetje, BS. Business Management* 
Gretchen K. Ront/al, BS. Accounting 
Aaron Ken Koeski, Jn, BA, Psychology 
Jessica Lauren Krausfeldt BS. Criminal 

Kylene Susanne K ml BS. Psychology 
Raymond Daniel Kruk. BA. Music 
Gregory Joel Lackmeyer. BS. Computer 
Information Systems* 
Nicole Elena Ladwig, BA, Liberal Studies 
Jamie Seva Laguilles, BA, Art 
Travis Keith Lamm. BS, Business 

Holly Jean Langdon, BA. Communication 
Peter George Larsen. BS, Biological Science* 
Shannon Michefle Larson, BA. Communication 
Kenny Kin Wai Lau. BS. Business 

Jennifer Diane Lemons, BS, Sports Medicine 
Vicky Marie Lenhard. BS. Biological Science 
Bryant Keith Leppard, BS. Business 

Kristen Lev-Chisholm, BA, History* 
Crystal Leigh Leventhal, BS, Business 

Benjamin Andrew Lewis, BS. Psychology 
Stephen Martin Leys. BS, Business 

Elaine E. Lim. BS. Accounting* 
Jared Michael Little, BS, Geology* 
Weizheng Liu. BS, Business Administration, 
Computer Information Systems 
Rebecca K. LoMonaco, BA. Sociology 
Morgan Leigh Saxe Lorenz, BA, Liberal 

Michelle Renee Loughmiller, BA. 

Continued on Page 10 

2 The Echo 

Commencement 2002 

May 18, 2002 

Hey Mikey, 

You're Graduating! 

Enjoy your life. 

Always your biggest fans, 
Your Mom and Dad 



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Our oldest son, we are so proud of you. You have set a strong 
example for your younger brother and sisters. You really 
worked hard in college. Here you went so far away to college, 
then your family moved two times on you. But, you persevered 
and did well. You are a blessing to your family and to God. 

We want to thank Keith and his family, Bill and his family, the 
basketball staff and teammates, Ken, Matt, Toby, Joe, Mike, and 

Paul all for help- 
ing your college 
years be a won- 
derful experi- 

Our love, 

Dad, Mom, 
Luke, Betsy 
and Catherine 

Dear Ann, 


I'm very proud of you!!! 
You are the best! ! ! 


I Hope You Dance 

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder 

You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger 

May you never take one single breath for granted 

God forbid love ever leave you empty-handed 

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean 

Whenever one door closes 1 hope one more opens 

Promise me that you give faith a fighting chance 

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance 

I hope you dance...! hope you dance 

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance 

Never settle for the path of least resistance 

Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin' 

Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin' 

Don't let some hell-bent heart leave you bitter 

When you come close to sellin' out reconsider 

Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance 

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance 

1 hope you dance...! hope you dance 

Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along 

Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder 

Where those years have gone. 

I hope you dance... I hope you dance 

I hope you dance 

-Lee Ann Womack 

To Our One and Only Brooke, 

We want to dedicate this song to you for your graduation. We Love You So Much! 

For All You've Achieved, For All You Are. 

Always and Forever, 

Dad, Mom and April 

Kari Romero 

It is an honor and with love and pride that we congratulate you, Kari, on 
this very special day. Little did your Father and I know when we gave 
you life that you in turn would give us such a special day as your gradu- 
ation from college. From the independence you showed your first day of 
kindergarten until now, you have gained so much in your life. You have 
always known that you would make your life into something meaningful 
and you have. The guidance and love that we have given you through the 
years has been just a stepping stone for what you wanted to attain. It was 
made possible with the hard work that you put in and your thirst for 
knowledge. With this you have learned many things and gone places that 
pure determination has taken you to. The lives that you have touched and 
the lives that have touched you have brought you full circle. 

You are at the point now that you will be able to give to others that are 
younger a hundred fold and more. With the choice in life that you made 
to teach, just remember the love and patience that brought you to where you are today. You will then be 
able to give your students the thirst for knowledge that has brought you to your graduation day. Your Dad 
and 1 with the rest of the family will be sitting in the stadium watching our daughter with love and pride. 
With tears in our eyes we will see a teacher, daughter, sister, friend and our life pass before our eyes. 

God has smiled on you, Kari, and blessed you with a special gift; you 
have always used that gift with love and generosity. The joy that you 
have brought to all our lives has been unending. The love has grown 
stronger and stronger as the years go by. 

You have been independent, strong-minded and strong-willed all your 
life. This is what brought the little girl that you were to the woman that 
you are today. Our faith in you has never faltered and we have never been 
disappointed in having put that faith in you. The awards that you have 
received throughout your school years and the scholarships for college 
thai you received, you earned through your hard work. With cap, gown 
and diploma in hand you have only just begun. Enjoy this day, your day, 
Kari; you earned it! So to one of the loves of our life Congratulations, 
dear, dear, Kari. 

Always with love and pride. 
Mom and Dad (Papa Bear) 

May 18, 2002 

Commencement 2002 

The Echo 3 


When you were little, people always commented 
on what a little monster you were. I had faith and 
knew you'd grow up to be just fine. Shoot, you 
were the spittin' image of your father. 

I would not make light of such a serious time if 1 
didn't know that you know just how very proud 
I am. I recall in the beginning college year, you 
had some tough times. I prayed and, yes, wor- 
ried, You told me that adversity makes you 
stronger. You certainly proved to be right. Now- 
at the end of four years-your strength of charac- 
ter is so evidcnl. You remained an honor student. 
You opened yourself up to God-and as a result, 
have affected countless lives. This success did 
not come without a price, which you consistent- 
ly and willingly paid. And with all this, you've 
managed to be one of the funniest and fun people 
I know. I am a lucky mom and love you so much. 





I am proud of you, son. I am proud of what you've accomplished, but I'm even prouder of who you are. 
As I've watched you mature these years, 1 have been inspired by your commitment to Christ. I have 
enjoyed our visits and our many conversations. Now we are not only father and son, we are also friends. 
You have always been one to ride the river with. You still are. You always will be. I love you. 


Congratulations! Now you have a college degree! You are a great brother and it hasn't been the same 
without you. Thanks for always being such a great example for me. I admire you and your love for the 
Lord so much. You are in my prayers always. I love you! Good luck Figuring out the rest of your life! 


Hey Dave, 

Congratulations on college. Have fun with life and don't forget your cooler little brother. 
Love, Luke 


You are so special to me. I am so proud of you and all that you 
have accomplished. I am proud of the thoughtful, sensitive and 
lovely woman that you have become. Congratulations, and 
continue to be that wonderful and independent person that you 
are. I wish you the best on your 
journey through life and 
always remember that I will 
always be there for you. I am 
confident that all your dreams 
will come through. 




May your dreams take you 

... to the corners of your smiles 

... to the highest of your hopes 

... to the windows of your 


. . . and to the most special 

places your heart has ever 



As all of your tomorrows 
open themselves to you, 
never forget how proud we 
are of you. 

Love Always, 
Mom and Dad 


We are extremely proud to see you graduate today. You 
have worked very hard and have earned all of the honors 
you are receiving. 

Now that you 
have completed 
your Bachelor of 
Science Degree 
in Biology, we 
know that your 
future is bright. 


Mom and Dad 


You have worked very hard to earn your Master's 
Degree in Curriculum Instruction and Design so quickly. 

We are all very proud of you and we know that you have 
. great learning opportunities to offer to all of your music 



Mom and Dad 

-4C $g 



v •*• --- i -''«a 

\ H 


We are so proud of the success 
you've achieved through hard work, 
determination, enthusiasm, spirit 
and faith. You have brought much 
joy to our lives and to those around 

May you continue to carry these 
strengths with you as you walk 
towards your future and towards 
your dreams and aspirations. 

Let your spirit light the way! 

With much love, 
Mom, Dad and Greg 

4 The Echo 

Commencement 2002 

May 18, 2002 

Stefanie Tate 

We knew you could do it. 

Best Wishes and Love, 
Mom, Dad, Julie, Troy and Nathan 


Leilani Mayumi Green 

Continue to Live your Dream 

Your Hawaiian O'Hana 

You did it! 

You put your mind to it, 

got it done! And we 

are proud of you! 

Most of 


we love 




It's your graduation day, and we want you to know how very proud 
we are, of all your accomplishments these past four years! You are 
awesome. Congratulations! 

We love you, and wish you nothing but the best in the years to 

All our love, 
Mom and Mike 


Throughout your life you have always been a high achiev- 
er. You set your goals high and you work very hard to 
excel far beyond those goals. We are happy to have had 
you as part of our lives for the past 22 years and we know 
you will be successful 
in whatever future 
try to 

Is you 

You are a giving, lov- 
ing person and we are 
extremely proud of 
you. We love you with 
all our hearts. 


Mom, Dad, 
Kristy and Kacey 

To Jennifer Lynn Kalsman, 

Our wish for you as graduate, Jenny, is all the love and happi- 
ness in the world. We know that success will be yours in life 
because of all the attributes you possess. Let your inner "self 
guide you through life, because you are truly a beautiful per- 

Love and Congratulations, 
Debby, Chris, Lisa and Duke 

Jennifer Kalsman, 

I am very proud of you and I love you 

Grandma Sally 

May 18, 2002 

Commencement 2002 

The Echo 5 


When your future brings uncertainty, 
Remember the Japanese proverb: 

"half of teaching is learning" 

Congratulations and love to you from your entire family 

Dear Holly 

Where has the time gone? I remember your first visit to CLU and your concern that it was 
"smaller than your high school" and "too close to home!" But as you learned, both of those 
items were major assets of CLU. The friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to play soc- 
cer made it your "school of choice." And as a result your choice, your mom and 1 were able 
to see you play soccer and you were able to come home (and bring your friends!) when you 
wanted some "home cooking"! 

Unfortunately, tragedy struck our family in the summer of 1999 and you had to begin your 
sophomore year without your mom. Somehow you found the strength to go forward and play 
well for the Regal soccer team. In your true style, you got involved in many things at school 
and I was so proud to see you perform in West Side Story as a cute Puerto Rican girl! 

The beginning of your junior year saw you travel to Spain to immerse yourself in your sec- 
ond major, Spanish. It was so hard to put you on that plane and send you off alone so far 
away. But 1 had confidence in you even though I didn't hear from you for several days. But 
what an experience, from a visit to Morocco to the running of the bulls in Pamplona, you 
saw it all! 

And now you have finished your 
senior year. You have met the 
challenges of a very demanding 
sports schedule, interesting 
roommates, a double major, and 
helping high school teens come 
to know the Lord. I am so very 
proud of you and your accom- 
plishments. You are now "well 
educated" to meet your next and 
most important challenge-the 
real world! I know you will suc- 

Congratulations, Holly 

Love Dad 


It seems like yesterday we took you to Brookside Elementary for 
your first day of school; now you are graduating from California 
Lutheran University. Congratulations!!! As parents you are always 
concerned about doing the right things to help your children devel- 
op. It appears we did a pretty good job, because you are a terrific 
young man who has a bright future. Keep reaching for the stars and 
never give up until you have reached all your goals. 




Step boldly into the world knowing God is at your 
side. We love you and are proud of all you have 

Mom, Dad, Doug and Sarah 

Our last Maxwell CLU Grad 


We are so very proud of all your 
accomplishments. Congratulations on 
this special graduation day— We love 

Mom, Dad, and all your 
family and friends 

Dear Nicholas, 

We have enjoyed watching you grow into an 
exceptional young man. You are a treasured gift 
and we are extremely proud of the person you have 
become. Your talent and artistic ability is truly 
amazing and possessed by few. Keep reaching, 
believing, and hoping. These qualities will enable 
you to fullfill your dreams and make Ensoma a 
reality. Congratulations, Nicholas! You make us 
proud to be your parents. We love you forever and 
we will always be here to support you. May God 
bless you always! 


Mom, Dad, John, Thomas, and Joseph 

Congratulations to Erik Gravrock 

It seems like just yesterday that you were a little boy, and here you are all grown up and graduating from 

college. The years have flown by, and they have been full of great joys. We are very proud of you and of 

the adult you have become. 

We never dreamed that all three of our children would attend and graduate from the same college, but 

that is just what you, Kari, and Sara have done. California Lutheran University has been the perfect place 

for al! of you, and you have all made the most of your college experience. Thank you for taking the 

opportunity seriously and for having a wonderful time as well. 

God has richly blessed our family through the years. As you continue to put your trust in Jesus and let 

him guide your thought and actions. He will bless you and make you a great blessing to others. 

We look forward with you to the future God will unfold for you. 
We love you, Erik. 
Mom and Dad 

6 The Echo 

Commencement 2002 

May 18, 2002 

"For He will give His angels charge 
of you to guard you in all your ways." Ps. 91:11 

Dear Eryn, 

You're a shining example of what every family wishes their daugh- 
ter and sister were-loving, compassionate, honest, principled, deter- 
mined, independent, beautiful and good-and we are so proud of you. 

May God continue to guide you as you follow your dreams and make 
them a reality. 


Mom, Dad and Ally 


Letting go is never easy. Tentative first steps become casual waves in the rear view mirror 
as you merge into your future. It all went so fast. I was privileged to bring you into this world, 
to watch tiny feet touch the oceans for the first time. To watch you try to sweep away footprints 
in the sand, to nealen up the world. Keep at it; the world needs neatening. You will make of it a 
better place, you already have! I am so proud of who you are, even prouder of who you are 
becoming. You are loved. 1 am proud to be your mom. 

Love, Mom 


I wish I could take some of the 
credit here, and say, "It's because of 
my parenting that she turned out the 
way she did." But that wouldn't be 
true. You've always done it on your 
own, in your own way, and very well 
at that. 

This is such a strange time. In 
some ways h doesn't seem quite fair: 
"No, not yet. There's a whole new per- 
son to learn about here, now that she's 
all grown up." At the same time, 
though, it's exciting to see you ready 
to be on your own and to know that I'll 
be able to watch - from a greater dis- 
tance from before, it's true - as you go 
on to make a life for yourself. 

I'm more proud of you than I 
can say. 


Good luck Jessie. Thank you for being 
such a great sister. We love you. 

Chris and Katie 

For Allyson Black 


Ever since you were a link girl you set your own path. You were determined to do what you felt was right for you, even 
at the consternation of your family. You did not follow the crowd; instead, you became the leader for those who would 
follow your direction. Your mom and I luicw wc could trust your intuition. And you have NEVER disappointed us. 
Thank you for being such an inspiration to us and to your friends. You have grown into a beautiful young lady of whom 
we are very proud. 

Today you accomplish another one of your goals. After a trial run at SDSU, you decided you did not want to get lost 
in the crowd. So today you graduate from the college of YOUR choice, California Lutheran University. We rejoice 
with you and we arc beaming with pride for you. You have danced; you have sung; you have acted; you have worked 
very hard. This is just the beginning. You know that you have achieved everything you have gone after, and wc suspect 
you will continue that throughout your life. Congratulations upon this wonderful achievement. 

You know that your family is right behind you, giving thanks to God for you daily. Wc love you and wc celebrate with 


Dad, Mom, Nathan and Lesley 

Jess, we are, and have always been, very, very proud of you. 
You have amazed us daily. Now it's time to go have some fun 
and make a difference, not just a career, with a little help from 
us and our friends. Love, Dad & Mom 

Jess, congratulations on all you have achieved! You are inspi- 
ration to all you come in contact with! Good luck with wher- 
ever this takes you, and remember, I'll always be here! Love, 

Brother, you have no idea how much I admire you. You were, 
are, and always will be my inspiration. 1 love you more than 
you know! Congratulations! Love, Katie 

Congratulations and every good wish, Jess... we wish you all 
the best. Seems like it has been just a "hop, skip and a jump" 
since we played games in "our" youth. Love, Grandma A. & 
Grandpa W. 

Jess, you can really start swinging, now. Love, Grandpa David 
& Grandma Nancy 

What a fine young man our first nephew has become! With 
your intelligence and determination, we know you will have a 
rich and wonderful life. Congratulations, Carrie and Charlie 

You still need your brother, sister and cousins to kick my butt. Love, Uncle Steve 

To Jess: you are finished with college but not yet finished with learning. Good luck in the 
new ventures you partake in. You have a special place in our hearts!!! Love, The Wendts 

You've earned a "double eagle" on your academic scorecard! Congratulations on your ter- 
rific accomplishments to date. We all look forward to your future great accomplishments and 
successes! Dr. Harry Domicone 

Jess, congratulations! I'm very proud of both your academic and athletic accomplishments. 
You have been a great role model and strong leader for your gold team. Keep swinging! 
Coach Lindgren 

Congratulations on graduat- 
ing and Jess, remember to 
slow your swing down. 
Sincerely, Coach Dowden 

Congratulations, Jess! I 
remember you about the age 
of 10, playing soccer with 
such drive and heart that I 
wished all my players had. 
So onward and upward. 
Best wishes-The Arthurs 

TIONS! Your determination 
and self-discipline will 
always be an asset for you 
(and as long as you have 
chocolate milk and Big 
Red!) Good luck in the 
future.-The Monka's 

'Kelly Belly: (a.k.a. Kelly Cusack) 

We are so proud of you. You have come a long way since your interesting and 
unpredictable times as a child and teenager. (See pictures for visual proof.) You 
have really matured over the past four years (fortunately, we don't know ALL the 
details) and we are excited to see what God has in store for you, now that you are 
a college graduate and heading out in the "real world." We look forward to con- 
tinuing to experience life's adventures with you and all we ask is that you don't 
remain a "California girl" forever. We love you so much and may God continue 
to bless you and us through you. 

Congratulations, girl, you actually made it 

All our love, 

Dad, Mom, Helene, Shayna, Katie, Quinn and Cole 

Dear Robin, 

We are so very proud of you and your accomplishments! We 
love you and wish you all good things as you begin your career 
plans and the next phase of your life. Remember, it is not what 
you do in life but who you become. 

In your life, we wish you: 

Enough happiness to keep you 

Enough trial to keep you strong 
Enough faith to banish depres- 

Enough determination to make 
each day better than the one 


God Bless You, 

Mom, Dad, Kara, Grandma, 

Katie, Jessica and Kelly 

May 18, 2002 

Commencement 2002 

The Echo 7 

Sabrina, we love you so much! 
May God bless you in all that you do 


Mom, Dad, Kendall, Meredith, Hilary and . . . 

Jessie Jo, Spotty, Murphy, Mollie, Tigger and Kris!! 

"Way to go Jon! Congratulations on earning your bachelor's degree in Computer Science. We're very 
proud of you, and we love you!" Granma and Grampa Dewey. 

"Congratulations! You've worked hard; you've persevered; you've survived on a student budget; you've 
achieved your goal! Now set another one that's higher and more challenging! " The Walnut Creek Deweys 
"It does not feel like 4 years of laundry has passed by. Go make the big bucks!" Jeff and Cynthia, William 
and Amber 

"Jon, will you whistle for me please?" Evan 

"Well, now you've been there and done that, what's next? Whatever l it' is, do 'it' well with God's bless- 
ing." Glyn 

"He's a great friend, even if he doesn't like salsa!" Jesse 

"Jon, you keep me on my toes! Thanks!" Gretchen [Proverbs 9:9 and 16:3, Matthew 28:18-20]. 
"You've been a beautiful light in my life." Love, Laura. 
"Quack, quack, quack, 1 love your hat!" William. 

Jon, my heart is thrilled to be here toda) 

and celebrate the completion of your degree. I'm very proud 
of you. I pray you will prosper in every way, and keep 
healthy, even as your soul prospers. May God give you an 
understanding mind, and a hearing heart, that you may dis- 
cern between good and evil; and may He grant you His grace 
to choose that which is good and pleasing to the Lord. He has 
shown you what is good, so now go, and do justly, love 
mercy and walk humbly with your God. 'Of the making of 
books, there is no end, [so do not believe all you read], and 
much study wearies the body.. ..Here is the conclusion of the 
matter; Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the 
whole duty of man— for God will bring every work into 
judgement, including every secret thing, whether it is evil or 
good." 1 love you baby! Congratulations!" Mom :-) 

"Graduation, and a degree in hand! Congratulations on a 
great accomplishment, and a good foundation for the career 
that God will call you into. 'He will be the sure foundation 
for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and 
knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treas- 
ure. '(Isa. 33:6)" Love, Dad. :-)358 

Shawn, I'm sure you know how proud I am of yo 
years. But, more importantly, it's been a pleasure w 
with a bright future who knows the true meaning o 
your endeavors. . .Dad 

Dear Shawn, Wow, this is your Big Day!! I can't be 
your accomplishments. Keep God in your life, esp 
your future. 1 will always love and support you. HA 

Hey Slugboy, I'm supposed to say something charmi 
brother throughout the years. Well, most of them an 
ments thus far. I know you will do well in whatever 

Dear Shawn, 1 just wanted to say congratulations on 
many memories for me. You're a wonderful brother 
and I love you very much. Live life. Love, your kid 

Dear Shawn, I 'm so proud of you and wish you the 
best of luck in everything there is to come. Erma 
Bombeck once said, "Don't miss the beautiful col- 
ors of the rainbow looking for the pot of gold." 
School is over, but a great deal is left to be learned. 
Love, Peter 

Dear Shawn, Congratulations to my number two 
grandson. 1 am amazed and so proud of you, 
Shawn. You never go around "tooting your own 
horn" about your intelligence or athletic abilities. 
You just quietly do it and never give up. What 
awesome qualities to hang on to in your future life, 
and with God's help you will. 1 love you, Grandma 

Dear Shawn, Your determination and self-disci- 
pline has shown through all four years of college. 
I'm so very proud of you for this and much more. 
Now you have a direction to take which will lead 
you to a fulfilling career. Congratulations on this 
special time of your life and the blessing of God 
always. Love you. Grandma Burgwald 

j and what you've accomplished in these four 
itching you grow and mature into a young man 
family. All my love and the best of luck in all 

>in to tell you how proud 1 am of you and all of 
scially when making your life decisions about 

ngly witty, so here goes. . . You have been a great 
yway. Congratulations on all your accomplish- 
you set your mind to. Lates. Your Bro.. .Brian 

your graduation. These past 1 9 years have hac 
I am very proud of the man you have become 
sister. Squirt (Julie) 

A It 1 


Congratulations!! We are so proud of 
you and all that you have accom- 
plished. Your future is bright. Stay 
focused on your dreams and remember 
you have the ability to achieve them. 
Like Dad always said, "Be in the right 
place at the right time and do the right 

We Love You, 

Mom, Dad, 
and Lindsey 

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and 
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 

Our Dear Lara Joy, 

Congratulations on accomplishing so much these past four years in the yes of the 
Lord, your peers, and your family. Your college experience has been a wonderful 
season for you and us. It has been evidence of answered prayer and that God's hand 
has been in the whole process. He has brought such wonderful friends into your life 
at this school that love you and our Savior. We thank God for the campus ministry, 
J.I.F., a.k.a-, Jesus is Freedom. We are so proud of you, Lara Joy, and thank our 
Lord for you. God certainly has prospered you, and He will continue if you keep 
trying to do your best to do things His way. Experience does prove His way works! 
Because of Him, and because you 
.want His plan for your life, you 
truly do have hope and a future. 

To God be the Glory! 

-With all our love. Mom, Dad, and 

"For we are His workmanship, cre- 
ated in Christ Jesus for good 
works, which God prepared before- 
hand that we should walk in them." 
Ephesians 2:10 

"In all your ways acknowledge 
Him, and He shall direct your 
paths." Proverbs 3:6 

Jennifer Lynn, 

We are all so very proud of you!!! 

Remember to 
always reach for 
the stars!! 

And they will 
shine on you for- 

Dad and Mom 

8 The Echo 

Commencement 2002 

May 18, 2002 


Your family is really proud of you and all your accom- 
plishments, hard work and good grades, both at CLU and 
in your outside activities. We know you will succeed in any 
field you attempt as an adult and we look forward to shar- 
ing all of your future successes. We love you and wish you 
the best. 

Mom, Dad, Sisters and Mark 


Character. Integrity. Leadership. Determination. Persistence. Courage. Heart. 

These are words that readily come to mind oftentimes when 1 think of you. And pride swells within 

me when I hear others use the same type of words when they speak of you. 

But all of those character traits are required to produce today's proud event - Achievement. And in 
my understanding of the word achievement, it requires not that you just finish, but that you finish 
well. And today, you most certainly have. 

You have had many successes and achievements already in life - academics, sports, work, and friend- 
ships. Though all of these events have had their place of importance in your life, none compare with 
what you are accomplishing here today. 

As your dad, my pride does not come only from the simple fact that you are my sons. It comes also 
from knowing we have created a strong and true friendship, as dad and son, that will long withstand 
the test of trials and time. Not many dads have the great joy and privilege of enjoying a relationship 
with their son as I enjoy with each of you. 

The world at times may know you as brothers, bom minutes apart - twins. A description you have 
heard throughout your lives. But I have the joy of knowing each of you as the unique and wonder- 
ful individual God created you to be. I know that each of you have achieved similar successes at 
times. But 1 also am aware that you typically travel uniquely different paths to the goals you have 
set for yourself. 

It is difficult to find words to express the pride in my heart when looking back over the road we have 
traveled together. The many experiences we have shared, and the time we have spent. We can hon- 
estly say we have laughed together, and cried together. From these times of growth have developed 
a character and integrity in each of us that I know I rely on, and I" sure you do also. I am fortunate 
to have two sons that not only listened and observed to learn of some of life's lessons, but in turn 
allowed me to learn from each of them. And I'm sure we'll be learning from each other for many 
years to come. 

There is one important lesson that 1 have recently come lo better understand as I look back over our 
relationship through the years. And now I realize how much it impacts every part of our lives every 
day. It's one 1 hope you will continue to learn as you move on in your lives. 
Matthew 6:2 1 reads, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." The relationship we 
have today with each other is the result of a lot of time and energies spent together. Why? Because 
I treasure you. And as the Bible says, my heart is there also. Whatever you treasure in life, you place 

an extremely high value on it - or them. And 
when you do, your heart will be there with a 
passion reserved for only those treasures. 

As any passion in one's life, it cannot decide 
on it's own whether it is of a positive or neg- 
ative impact on your heart and life. That is 
for you to decide. So be careful to hold close 
those treasures that you decide are important 
for you in your life. And be very careful to 
guard against those that will try to become 
treasures, and are not. 

My prayer for you, is that along with the 
treasures and passions that either are, or will 
become a part of your life, that you will hold 
your relationship with God as your most pre- 
cious. Because even as I am writing this 
today, I am continuing to learn and under- 
stand in my life, there is none more valuable. 
With a lot of love and respect, and on behalf 
of all your family and many friends, I con- 
gratulate you both on a race extremely well 
run. 1 look forward and celebrate with you 
the exciting road that lies ahead. Your future 
is extremely bright - wear sunglasses! 

Nicole Ladwig 

As your parents, there are few things that wc wish we 
could have instilled in you, as a little girl, lo make your life 
easier. But as you have grown into the woman that you are, 
we have realized that those things were that of which you 
had to learn on your own. Through your years of experi- 
ence as your parents, there are feelings and emotions we 
are unable to express. You have blossomed into a beautiful 
young lady and we wish to leave you with a few last words 
of encouragement and knowledge: 

The first step toward getting what we want is know- 
ing what we want. 

Experience gives us a fine balance of courage and 
caution, dreaming big and starting small, and living up to 
our abilities while leaving our mistakes behind. 

Honoring your opinions, which differ from others, 
makes you a stronger person. 

Always admire the accomplishments of others, but 
treasure the ones you have achieved. 
Treasure the beauty that exists all around you, but always leave a bit of your own. 
All of us are made in a different light; loving all those around you is just as important as loving 

Acknowledge that your spirit is eager and free to live life to its fullest, and always be the best 
"you" can be. 

Enjoying the companionship of others is good, but always value your moments alone. 
How brightly you shine depends on the heat of your passions, the energy of your ambitions, and 
the intensity of love in your life. 

When you decide that your life is good, look back on your struggles and your worst times in life, 
and smite inside, as well as with others. 

As a daughter, you have always brought great joy and honor into our lives. Now, what seems to be a mil- 
lion miles away from the day you were bom, we are faced with your graduation from CLU. This day 
will mark a very special day in your life, and a very special mark in our hearts. Congratulations, NIKKJ; 
we are overwhelmed with joy for the person you have become! 

Remember that the best and n 
must be felt in your heart. 

t beautiful things in your world cannot be s 

i touched. They 

: this year. You are a wonderful granddaughtei 

Dear Lyndsay, 

It is your college graduation day and we could- 
n't be prouder. You have achieved another mile- 
stone. As usual, you have overcome many chal- 
lenges and have not only accomplished your lat- 
est goal, but have done it with Honors. We know 
there were times when you didn't know if you 
would make it, but we never doubted that you 
would. With your drive, determination and ded- 
ication you will continue to achieve your 
dreams. You have made all of us so proud with 
your delightful humor, intelligence, integrity, 
love, compassion and perserverance. You are 
about lo embark on a new challenge. It may 
seem scary, just like many of the other chal- 
lenges you have already laced, but we are total- 
ly confident that you will continue to face each 
one with courage and that you will continue to 
succeed- We*xan't wait to see what the next 
chapter brings for you but whatever it is, we 
know we will be continuing to revel in your 
many accomplishments. We are so very proud of 
you and love you so much. Mom and Dad 


Congratulations on reaching this milestone in 
your life. 1 know Grandma would also be very 
proud of you. Your daily visits have meant a lot to 
Love, Grandpa 


You made it! Your success despite everything is such an incredible achievement that you truly inspire 
me. I know that wherever you choose to go in life you will prosper because you have such a strong will 
and compassionate heart. You're my big sis and 1 will always look up to you no matter what. I love you 
with all my heart. Greg 


I cannot even begin to tell you how proud 1 am of you. You are the most amazing, dedicated, courageous 
person I know and I couldn't be happier to call you my little sister. You have overcome so many chal- 
lenges and have grown into such a strong, confident person. I can't wait to continue sharing in all your 
future accomplishments. Congratulations on your graduation. I love you. Erin 

For Brian Stimpson: 

From the day you were born, you have been our source of 
immeasurable pride. Congratulations on successfully 
attaining another major milestone in your life-continually 
believing and achieving. 

As you prepare to take the next steps on your path, remem- 
ber to: 

Cherish your memories, but look forward; 
Treasure your friendships, but reach outward; 
Learn from the past, but move onward; and 
Live each day with hope, and climb upward. 

With unconditional love always, 
Mom and Dad 


Congratulations on your accomplishment of graduating from Cal Lutheran. 1 know that you had a lot of obstacles, but 
none of them big enough to slop you from achieving your goals. Al times, when we did nol know how to give you our 
support, we thank God you were able lo find your inner strength during those difficult times. Wc would often say a 
prayer for you, and it must have been heard because we are now seeing the results of your hard work. Dennise, you 
arc a blessing in our life, and we want you to always fight for what you want and lo never hold back despite the diffi- 
culties you may encounter. We know you can be or do anything that you want in life. Remember to always be true to 
yourself. Wc are all very proud of you, and remember our blessings will always be with you. 

Your parents and brothers, 

Maria, Alejandro, Alejandro Jr., David, and Cesar Cervantes 


1 want you lo know how proud of you I am. I wanl lo congratulate you today on the day of your graduation. I know 
you had difficult times, but also many happy days. I am sorry for not visiting you the way you always wanted us to, 
but you know us, we always have all kinds of excuses (nol valid, but they are excuses). I am so proud of you making 
a good role model for your younger brothers; keep it up and you will see that anything in life is possible. Remember 
where there is a will there is a way. Some day you'll lum back and laugh at what you (houghi was hand lo accomplish. 
Remember to always be yourself, keep in mind that you just went through one more challenge in your life, and thai 
there arc many more to accomplish. Never hold back and day by day all 
your dreams will be a reality {well, it depends what you are dreaming of - 
just kidding). Well, Dennise, remember what I have been saying lo you 
lately? That real life begins now. Now is the time where you are going lo 
be able to utilize all the skills that you gathered while at school; good luck 
mija, I know you will always be in good shape. Always remember thai 
you can always count on us for anything you might need in the future. 

Love you always. 

Your Aunt Marlcna, Your Uncle Pascual, and your h 

Cruz and Guadalupe Olguin. 

> link oiusins, Mary 

God Bless you always. "Dennise recuerda que la Humildad y la Fducacion 
ban de la mano." No confundas la cducacion con la sabiduria de los 

Wc are alt proud of you: Tovar, Granados Family; Leon, Tovar Family 

May 18, 2002 

Commencement 2002 

The Echo 9 














■ ■ 

To our sons, Erik Moe, Aaron Zieske, and Tom Wolff. 
mates and friends for four great years! Our bank accounts are 
empty, but our hearts swell with pride! Congratulations on your 
graduation. May your friendship continue, your laughter 
increase, and your accomplishments carry you far! We love you. 

Mom and Dad Moe, Mom and Dad Zieske, 
and Mom and Dad Wolff 

Congratulations, Chris! I am so 
proud of all that you have accom- 
plished. Going to college and grad- 
uating makes me want to do the 
same. You set such a great example 
for me. You worked so hard and 
finally it paid off in just four years. 
Not many people can work and go 
to school at the same time, but you 
did. I can't believe you are a col- 
lege graduate. I always knew you 
could do anything you wanted, if 
you put your mind to it. I just hope 
that I will turn out like you, a college graduate. Thanks for being the greatest 
brother in the world. I love you so much and I am so incredibly proud of you. 

Your brother, 

Well done, Son! There was never a doubt that you would see it through, even 
when it was tough. You made us very, very proud. We know you'll make a 
difference in this world. You have strength and good judgment. Never forget 
that we will always be there, rooting for you every step of the way. 


Mom and Dad 

Dearest Krissy, 

It's hard to describe how 
much you and this special 
day mean to us. 

You are the light of our 
lives and have been since 
the day you were born. 

You have always been very 
much your own person, 
even at a young age. 

You always seemed to know what you wanted. That inner 
direction has helped you focus on a goal and accomplish it. 
We're so proud of you. 

Kisses, Hugs, and Love from Mom and Dad 

Dear Dawn, 

You are graduating from college! We are so proud of you. There is a 
Chinese proverb that says, "Teachers open the door, but you must enter 
yourself." You have been such a dedicated student and have worked so 
hard. You have not only succeeded academically, but you have made 
CLU your home by becoming involved with the people and activities 
on your campus. This has been a very important part of your education. 
You have lived each moment to the 
fullest, and you have all of those 
memories to tuck away forever. 

Now, your whole life is ahead of you. 
What an exciting time! We know you 
will find the work you were meant to 
do. We believe that whatever you 
choose to do, you will make a differ- 
ence in people's lives, because that is 
who you are. Always remember 
wherever you go and whatever you 
do, we love you. 


Mom and Dad 


Congratulations on your degree, you sure earned it! 

Mom, Dad, Jesse, Cookie, Lacey, and 

lO The Echo 

Commencement 2002 

May 18, 2002 



We are so very proud of you. You did 
it! You accomplished your goal! 

We wish you all the best. This is an 

exciting time for your as you venture 

into the real world. You have so many possibilities before 

you. You are so intelligent and talented, we know you will do 

well in whatever endeavor you choose to pursue. 

We love you always, we pray for you always. 

Mom, Dad, Daniel and all your friends and family 


What if she saw all that is 

good with the world around 


What if you had a daughter 

What if you woke and found 

Born later in your life? 

that it is not a dream? 

What if her smile was 

What if her name is Erica Jean 

frozen on her face? 


What if she made a thousand 

Thank you! 


What if she searched each day 


for knowledge and truth? 

Mom and Dad 

MGD loves you 

Amy Fuess and 

Dan Quitazol 


From Heather, Erin, 
and Alison 

Congratulations Dawn! 

No matter what happen don't forget the good times. . 

"dirty dishes" sign, 


Cool guy Josh walking into a door. 

lights out, 

potato tacos, 

the dot game. 


the mommy cookies, 

Xandra tailing out of the bed, 

WB shows, 

sarcastic finger. 

len finger game. 

Guide to Getting it on, 

oh and we know what the Pope does! 

Love, Hana and Xandra 

Continued from Page 1 

Angelique Valentina Love, BS, Business 


Joshua Scan Lubin, BA, Economics 

David B. Ludwig, BS, Business Management 

Malin Linnea Charlotte Lundblad, BA, 

Comm unication * 

Andrew Joseph Luttrell, BA, Communication 

Maureen Carol Lux, BS, Business 


Kenneth Lyles, Jr., BS, Computer Science 

Kevin Wyatt Lyon, BS, Sports Medicine 

Rodney A. MacLea, BA, Business 


Kelly Macone, BS, Computer Information 


Julie Evere Madrigal, BS, Business 


Justin James Magruder, BS, Business 


Julie Anne Mahre, BA, English* 

Stephen Russell Maitland, BA, Communication 

Muni Malek. BS, Biological Science 

Jo Ann Longo Matter, BA, Social Science 

Miyeko Mana, BS, Biochemistry and 

Molecular Biology* 

Laura Sybil Manners, BS, Business 


Jon Douglas Manning, BA. Marketing 


Karen Michele Maranville, BA, 

Comm unication * 

Rafael H. Marino. BS, Mathematics 

Holly Marie Martin, BA. Liberal Studies, 

Spanish * 

Pamela Beatriz Martin, BA, History 

Maryl Rae Mashbum, BA. Liberal Studies* 

Jennifer Lynn Mather, BS, Psychology 

Reginold Owen Mathews, Jr., BS, Computer 


David Thanh Maupin, BS. Computer 

Information Systems 

Paige Brookley Maxwell. BS, Psychology 

Flavia S. May, BS, Biological Science, Sports 


Nicole Brooke Mayfield, BS, Psychology 

Dale Edward McAlpine, BS. Computer 


Marie Theresa McClure. BA, Liberal Studies 

Lisa Phoebe McCreary, BS, Business 


Michael Patrick McDonald Jr., BS, 


Jeff M. McElroy, BA, Philosophy 

Michael Anthony McErlane, BS, Sports 

Medicine, Kinesiology 

Kimberly Anne McHale, BA, Communication* 

Susan Ann McQuilkin, US. Business 


Timothy Joseph Meacham, BS, Criminal 


Andreas Melander, BS. Business 


Dawn Elizabeth Melton, BS. Psychology* 

Jonina Mentor, BA. Communication* 

Benjamin Patrick Merlo, US. Business 


Christina Diane Merrell, BS. Biological 


Tyrel Douglas Miles, BS, Business 


Eric Justin Miller, BS, Sports Medicine 

Katherine Susan Miller, />'.v. Biological 


Nathan Shawn Miller, BS. Physics. 

Mathematics * 

Shane Harrison Miller, BS, Criminal Justice* 

Justin Brett Mills. BS, Computer Science* 

David - 

The journey continues. We were blessed with your arrival and you will be a strong light in our lives for 
the years to come. This picture has always been a favorite-you at Angora Lake, 2 years old, in a Cal Lut- 
shirt. We are proud that you have achieved the goal of your college degree, and hope that the years at 
Cal Lutheran have provided you with the foundation that will carry you through the rest of your life. 

Your options are endless. The academic, athletic, musical and other successes you have experienced are 
building blocks. Use your talents wisely. Don't be afraid to take risks, knowing your limits and assess- 
ing the potential rewards with sound reason. 

, Cherish the friendships you have nurtured; cany them 
through the years for the joys and opportunities for 
sharing that they can bring. Stay in touch with the peo- 
ple and activities that have been meaningful to you; 
they will continue to mean much to you in the future. 

The next steps of the journey are more challenging. 
Your work should be enjoyable, satisfying and mean- 
ingful. Being financially self-sufficient expands your 
opportunities; it is important lo provide for yourself 
and those you love. Feeding your soul is just as impor- 
tant; you must be good for yourself to be good for oth- 
ers. Be a giver, not a taker; to your family, friends, 
church, community and all other important associa- 
tions in your life. Make your faith part of your daily 
life. You will be richly rewarded. 

We love you dearly and will always be there lo support 
you. Congratulations, son. Have fun! 

Mom and Dad 

so proud of you! You have had a great college career, and 
now you're beginning your "life"! You will do well, with 
God's guidance! 

"The Lord will keep you from all harm - He will watch over 
your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going 
both now and forevermore." Psalm 121:7-8 
Thank you for the great memories - football and baseball, who 
would'vc thought'?! 

"Winning isn't always finishing fi 
just finishing." Manuel Diotte 

Sometimes winning is 

Congratulations! Love you! Mom 

Congratulations! What you've accomplished 1 didn't think 
would happen in four years. I'm so very proud of you! Take 
what you have and enjoy life. 

Remember - I'm always here for a good word or two. 

I love you, son! Continue being one of three that I have no problem bragging about! 

Love always, Dad 

G. Sully - 

"When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed 

door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." Helen Keller 

Open your eyes, man, your door is opening! The world is waiting for you to take your place and make 

a dillerence Walk through the door before it shuts. 

Congratulations on all you've accomplished, and best of luck in the future! 

We love you, and we are proud of you! You're the man now, dog! 

T. Sully, JoJo, and Anthony 

Congratulations, Geno - You got luck! 


Patrick Joel Miracle, BA, History 

Robert Charles Mitchell II BA, Religion 

Christopher M. Modica. BS. Criminal Justice 

Erik Sylvan Moe. BA, Multimedia 

Colleen Elise Moeller, BA, Religion 

Dawn Lorraine Moffett. BA, Liberal Studies* 

Marcela Eugenia Montaner, BS, Business 


Elizabeth Laura Monk/ BA, Political Science* 

Ann Elizabeth Monville, BS, Mathematics* 

Heather Elizabeth Moore, BA, Liberal 


Rachel Elizabeth-Etta Morris, BA, Religion 

Christina Mishell Mosesso. BA, Art 

Kameron Leigh Moshier. BS, Computer Science 

Manuel Mosqueda, BS, Business Management 

K ristim Elizabeth Motschall, BA. Liberal 


Daniel Earl Myers, BA, Marketing 


Matthew Theodore Nadsady, BA, 


Angela Grace Namba, BA, Liberal Studies 

Joseph Eugene Nanez. BS, Computer 

Information Systems* 

Jacob Wayne Nannery. BA, Communication 

Guillermo Navarro, Jr., BA, Psychology 

Laura Beth Nechanicky, BA, Communication* 

Kimberly Linnea Nelli, BA, Communication 

Daisuke Nemoto, BS, Computer Information 


Rhonda Janette Nesheiwat, BS, Sports Medicine 

Travis E. Nestor, BA, Marketing Communication 

Jessica Maresa Newton, BA, Communication* 

Steven Anthony Nichols, BA, Political Science 

Thomas Wayne Nielsen, BS, Business 


Naoki Nishikawa, BS. Business Administration 

Sven Erik Nisja, BA, Marketing Conununication 

Julia Noh, BA. Communication 

Sheryl Lynn Nomelli. BA, History* 

Katherine Elizabeth Norton, BA. Liberal 


Elia Salinas Olmos, BA, Liberal Studies 

Peter Olofsson. BA, Multimedia* 

Stephanie Darlene Overton, BS, Business 

Admin ist ration * 

Karl Anthony Pacheco, BS, Business 


Andrew B. Page, BS, Computer Science* 

Rachel Noelle Paisley, BA, Conununication 

Natalie Marie Paniagua, BA, Liberal Studies 

Jeffrey Eric Pantaleo, BA, Multimedia* 

Sean Thomas Paquette, BS, Sports Medicine* 

John Park, BS, Computer Information Systems 

Brett C. Parker, BA. Business Administration 

James P. Pashley, BS, Computer Information 


Rhea Pate). BA, Marketing Communication 

Nolan Richard Patterson, BS, Computer 


Pamela Joyce Pavel!, BS, Accounting 

Liss Kathleen Pedersen, BS, Psychology 

Sttje Pedersen, BA, Marketing Communication 

Eloy Rick Perez, BS. Business Management 

Brooke Camille Peterson, BA. 

Communication, English* 

Christie Lane Peterson. BS, Business 


Rachel Virginia Peterson, BA, Marketing 

Comm unication* 

Devin Joel Petroff, BS. Biological Science* 

Daniel Alan Pittman, BS, Business 


Helen Christiana Plouffe, BA, Sociology 

Leanne Sheryl Ponek, BA, History* 

Katherine Anne Popiel. BA, English* 

Suranai Poungponsri, BS, Physics, Computer 


Brad A. PowpII , fl.V C nmpnier Infnrnmtion 

Continued on Page n 

May 18, 2002 

Commencement 2002 

The Echo 11 

Continued from Page 10 


Joseph Michael Puente, BA, English 

Georgina Marie Quest BA, Spanish, 


Daniel Jonas Quitazol, BA, Communication 

Lisa M. Radberg, BA, Communication* 

Rozlyn Desiree Ramirez, BS, Business 


Andreas Philip Ramleth, BS, Computer 


Carrie Ann Rempfcr, BA, Communication 

Ramon Sapinoso Reyes, BS, Accounting 

Malika Marie Rice, BA, Sociology 

Kimberly Elizabeth Roberts, BS, Sports 


Alison Joy Robertson, BA, Communication* 

Mary M. Robertson, BS, Computer 

Information Systems 

James Michael Robinson, BA, Music, 


Maricela Rodriguez, BS, Exercise Science and 

Sporls Medicine 

Scott Travis Rodriguez, BS, Psychology 

Tisa I. Rodriguez, BA, Political Science 

Kari Eva Yvonne Romero, BA, English* 

Jessica June Rose, BS, Business 

A dministralion 

Cindy Dee Rudas, BS, Business Administration 

David Vincent Ruggiero, BS, Criminal 


Bryan Joseph Ruley. BS, Accounting 

Bret W. Rumbeck, BA, History 

Jeffrey Daniel Sabins, BA, Social Science 

Cheryl Ann Salazar, BA, Liberal Studies 

Cheryl L. Salka, BA, Liberal Studies* 

Chris Brandon Samojen, BS, Computer 

Information Systems 

Gregory Edward Sandifer, BS, Criminal 


Paul Sauer, BA, Marketing Communication* 

Amy Denise Sawin, BS, Criminal Justice 

Stacey Renee Scanlan, BS, Accounting* 

David Bryan Schafer, BS, Mathematics 

Bryan Michael Schmidt, BA, Communication 

Evelyn Ann Schultz, BS, Business 


Jeanne Jo Schundier, BS, Computer Science 

Jason Drew Scott, BA, Political Science* 

Kelly Cristin Scott BA. Liberal Studies 

Keith Michael Seuberling, BS. Business 


Christie Shanks, BS, Accounting 

Kim Ellen Shay. BA, Social Science 

Richard Oliver Shay, BA, Multimedia* 

Christine Margaret Shehorn, BA, Liberal 


Suzanne Marie Shively, BA, Liberal Studies* 

Jonathan Daniel Shultz, BS, Business 


Hilary Joy Sieker, BS, Sports Medicine* 

Humberto Sierra, Jr., BA, Kinesiology 

Tor Simensen. BS, Computer Science 

Cori Anspacher Smith, BA, Sociology 

James Lee Smith. BS. Business Administration 

Taunya Ann Smith, BS, Computer Science 

Jean Hee Sohn, BS, Business Administration 

William Matthew Speitel, BS, Accounting 

Tracy Diane Spiva, BS, Computer Information 


Luther Alexander Staine, Its. Computer 


Tebanimarawa Tabakea Stanley, BA, Liberal 


Brian Lane Stanton, BS, Accounting 

Shauna Elisabeth Stapley, BA, 

Commun ication 

Jacob Scott Stewart BS, Computer 

Information Systems* 

John M. Stillman, BA. Art* 

Brian Daniel Stimpson, BA. Social Science 

Jennifer Marie Stoltenberg, BS, Psychology 

Grace Elizabeth Stufkosky, BS, Business 

Administration * 

Eugene Tyrone Sullivan, BS. Sports Medicine 

Kenya Juanita Sullivan, BS, Computer 

Information Systems 

Matthew Carver Swinford, BS, Business 


Stefanie Lori Tate, 65, Psychology 

Melinda Marie Taylor. BS. Business 


Isaiah James Tchobanoff, BS. Criminal 


Philip Randall Teeple, BA, Marketing 


Sarah Elizabeth Thebaud, BA. Sociology, 


Michele Elizabeth Thompson. BA, History, 

Social Science 

Brian Michael Thulin, BA, English 

Bridgett Elizabeth Tichauer. BS. Business 


Barry Lynn Tipton. BS, Computer Science* 

Trevor Alan Tom, BS, Sports Medicine 

Mark Allen Torrey, BS. Accounting 

Vu Hoan Truong, BS, Business Administration 

Thabiti Yusuf Twine, BS, Business 


Erica Jean Tyssen, BA, Marketing 


David Wayne-Phillip Van Hoorebeke. BA. 


Clarence Lee VanBuren, BS, Computer 

Information Systems 

Julian Jamison Varela, BA. Kinesiology 

Robin Kristina Vestermark, BA. Liberal 


Jared J. N. Voeltz, BA. Political Science 

Laura Ann Waayers, BA, History* 

Megan Suzanne Wade, BS, Psychology 

Charlene Marie Warinner, BS, Accounting* 

Travis Watkins, BA, Multimedia 

Kristin Principe Walters, BS, Business 


Micah J. Weathers, BA, Kinesiology 

Rebecca Hope Weinberg, BA, Liberal Studies 

Louis William Weiss. BS. Computer Sciehde 

Eryn Elizabeth Weninger, 6,4, Spanish* 

Michael Francis Wesley, BS, Computer 


Every day at Farmers Insurance, Brian's primary 
focus is working to get our customers back 
where they belong when adversity strikes. 

And there's no better place than Farmers Insurance to do what Brian does ■ make a difference in people's 
lives. As one of the Urges insurance companies in the world, were able to offer our people the very same 
things we offer our clients: stability, strength, and the resources to get you where you belong. Which is at the 
top of your career. Mere, there's plenty of opportunity for professional growth within an organization that 
really values your talents and commitment. We have a number of great entry-level opportunities in Simi Valley'. 
Positions requiring a Bachelor's degree. 

Management Trainees - Positions Involve broad-based project work in ourWorkers 
Compensation, Commercial, Agency Support and Personal lines divisions. 

Claims Representatives - Opportunities throughout Southern California in the areas 
of Auto, Liability and Property Claims. 

Underwriters - Positions involve reviewing policies submitted by Agents to evaluate risk. 
Staff ACCOUntantS - Prepare GL journal entries and reconcile accounts. 
PC proficiency (Excel) a must. 

Degree not rcqulreda 
Call Center Representatives - You'll contact Farmers clients and set up appoint- 
ments with their Agents. Limited cold calling. Part time, Monday -Thursday, 5:00 -8:00 PM. $9-00/hour. 

Customer Service Representatives - Positions available m our personal 

Insurance Lines and Easy Pay (billing) divisions. 
Interns -l*.^[rtfcrT^rn.lUndMXicq>ericrKxrandEngu^^ 

Human ReSOUrCeS Assistant - Great opportunity to gain practical experience. 
Part time, Monday • Friday, 12:00 - 4:00 PM. 

Now's the lime to begin a successful career. Now's the time to get where you belong And that's with 
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Alison B. White, BA, Communication* 
Haley Marie White, BA, Drama 
Justin Joseph White, BA, Marketing 

Kari Lynn Whitney, BS. Sports Medicine 
Michelle R. Whitten, BS, Computer 
Information Systems 

Marie-Cecile Wijnen, BA, Liberal Studies 
Andrew Jordan Willard, BS. Business 

Matthew Justin Willard, BS, Sports Medicine 
Chadwick Brian Willis, US. Business 
A dministralion 

Frederic J. Wilson, BS. Biological Science* 
Rachael Esther Wilson, BA. Liberal Studies 
Danielle Allyn Winfield, Its. Business 
Administration. International Business 
Glenn Alan Winslow. BS, Criminal Justice 
' David Jeffrey Wirkkala, BS. Mathematics, 

Wendy Jennifer Wofford, BS. Business 
A dm inist ration * 

Thomas Sargent Wolff, BS, Computer 
Information Systems 

Danny Kwock-Chew Wong, BS, Computer 

Jarrod R. Wood, BS, Sports Medicine 
Brian Edward Woodworth, BA, Kinesiology 
Wendy Ann Wortendyke, BA, Liberal 

Candice Ann Worthan, BA, Communication 
Stephanie Roselyn Valerie Wozniak. BS. 
Business Administration* 
Melissa Mary Wyatt, BS. Sports Medicine 
Dongyun Ye. 55", Accounting 
Glenn Everett Young, Jr„ BS, Criminal Justice 
Travis Dee Young, BS. Business Administration 
Fidel Zepeda, Jr., BS. Computer Information 

Aaron Paul Zieske, BA. Music 
Robert Michael Ziolkowski, BS, Business 

Master of Arts 

Andrea Sheryl Ackmann, Curriculum and 


Fleurette Marielle Barsom, Educational 


Tina M. Choi, Curriculum and Instruction 

Pamela Ann Coleman, Curriculum and 


Nancy Luisa Cook, Curriculum and 


Mark Jay Cutler, Educational Administration 

Tiana D'Anca, Educational Administration 

Mary Anne Deluca, Curriculum and 


Mieke Jo Delwiche, Curriculum and 


Janet Lynn Erkus, Curriculum and Instruction 

Umberto Antonio Gallucci, Educational 


Stephanie Anne Gotsman, Curriculum and 


Barbara Greenstein, Curriculum and 


Lisa Beth Hanasab, Educational 


Theresa Marie Hayden, Educational 


Paulette Justine Hunt, Educational 

Adm in istration 

Mark D. Johnson, Educational Administration 

Daniel E. Kuntz, Curriculum and Instruction 

Andrea Kristine Llewellyn-Lawson, 

Educational Administration 

Cynthia C. Ludwig, Curriculum and 


Kirk Masami Miyashiro, Educational 


Robert Andrew Nelli, Educational 

A dministralion 

Francine Gross Nelson, Curriculum and 


Coreen Lane Pefley, Educational 


Sheila Kathleen Rumenapp, Curriculum and 


Karlene Ann Seitz, Educational 


Shirley Ann Smith. Curriculum and 


Fern M. Somoza, Educational Administration 

Victoria Lynne Sonstegard, Curriculum and 


Carey Dawn Sutton. Educational 


Roger Michael Tripp, Curriculum and 


Nanette C. Verkaik, Curriculum and 

Instruction. Special Education 

Carolyn Chernow Zimring, Educational 


Master of Business Administration 

Tom M. Aduwo, Management and 

Organizational Behavior 

John Howard Anglin, Finance 

David Burton Bayles, Marketing 

William Edward Berger. Marketing 

Melanie Esteban Black. Finance 

Bemadette M. Blixt, Finance 

Thomas L. Hun n. Finance 

David Stanley Carlson, Marketing 

Anil Chawla, Healthcare Management 

Terri M. Chuck, General 

Philip N. Clarey, Finance 

Susanne Dorothea Classen, Marketing 

Bradley John Cole, information Technology 


Susan Margaret Crabtree, Management and 

Organizational Behavior 

John Richard Danzt Finance 

Mimosa Tran Dinh, Marketing 

Aaron Patrick Donovan, Marketing 

John Steven Elhai, Finance 

Marie Cheryl Ernest International Business 

Stanley Edward Ferguson, Marketing 

Robert Alexander Gardner, Healthcare 


Disa Dawn (Halweg) Cause, General 

Tony Paul Grecco. Information Technology 


Roger Adam Haanpaa, Information 

Technology Management 

Erik R. Halseth, Marketing 

Darren M. Harm ich. General 

Continued on Page 12 


Room for rent in Lake Sherwood 

Perfect for woman undergrad or grad student! 

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$625 monthly rent plus $400 security charge. 

Telephone Elizabeth at 805-496-7997 


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Keep our fun-loving children ages 6 (boy) and 8 
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Commencement 2002 

May 18, 2002 

Continued from Page 11 

Richard S. Hockett, Marketing 

Katherine Joy Hodgson, Marketing 

Kimberly Georgette Holeman, General 

Ryan C. Holmes, Marketing 

Tyler D. Holmes, Marketing 

Cheryl Saxey Johnston. Finance 

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Kathryn Louisa Cilley 
Terence John Curson 
Michael Alan Foxen 
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Anush Abrabamian, Counseling and Guidance 

Robyn Alyssa Adelman, Special Education 

Cabriela Andrea Aguirre, Counseling and 


Dianna Armenia Counseling and Guidance 

Francine Beverly Ashcraft, Counseling and 


Erika Michele Badia, Counseling Psychology 

Irene H. Mats Barnard. Counseling and 


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Laura Michelle Bass, Counseling Psychology 

Carolyn Vitello Becker. Counseling 


Jennifer Louise Borden. Clinical Psychology 

Neva Davis Bryan. Counseling and Guidance 

Kevin Scan Bunch, Clinical Psychology 

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Robert Mitchell Chevalier. Counseling and 


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Rya Shawn Currie, Counseling and Guidance 

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Karen Margaret Donaldson. Counseling and 


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Cynthia Karlesses Draine, Counseling 


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Amy Kristina Foss. Counseling Psychology 

Susan Carolyn Giller, Counseling and 


Angelica V. Gonzales. Counseling and 


Maribel Gonzalez, Counseling and Guidance 

Kellie Sue Grabam, Counseling and Guidance 

Elsa Gutierrez- Aviles, Counseling and 


Karen I. Hammock, Counseling and Guidance 

Irvin Arthur Hansen 111 Special Education 

Kathryn Louise Hauser, Counseling and 


Kathryn Heukrodt, Counseling and Guidance 

Cecily Marble Hintzen, Counseling and 


Robert S. Hitlin, Counseling and Guidance 

Nancy Lee Hoffberg, Counseling Psychology 

Stephanie Anne Howe. Clinical Psychology 

Jaclyn Anne Ibarra, Counseling and Guidance 

Jose Negrete Ireta, Counseling and Guidance 

Mary Margaret Jackson, Counseling 


Susan Kay Kim, Special Education 

Delmy Ruth Lagos, Counseling and Guidance 

Janet Sue Lapins, Special Education 

Denis K. Lybe U. Counseling and Guidance 

Ana Karina Maag, Clinical Psychology 

Noclle Lynn Macklin, Clinical Psychology 

Lee Matthew MandeU, Counseling and 


Jennifer Jean Marciano. Counseling and 


Chandler Ruth Marrs. Clinical Psychology 

Casey Marie McDuffee, Counseling and 


Paul Ray McGtlire, Counseling and Guidance 

Mamie A. Melendez. Counseling and 


Mario Morales, Counseling and Guidance 

Dina Moreno. Counseling and Guidance 

Lorraine Rose Mulick, Special Education 

Kirk Shigeo Nakaki, Counseling and 

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Jennifer Ortiz, Counseling and Guidance 

Elena Lee Paul Counseling and Guidance 

Lynn Renae Perkins. Counseling and 


M. Christine Peterson, Special Education 

Shannon Tien Powers, Counseling and 


Elahe Rabani, Counseling and Guidance 

Karen Jean Rodrigues, Clinical Psychology 

Alia Birger Rudin. Counseling and Guidance 

Done M. Sherman Steinberg. Counseling and 


Eric Joel Steiner. Counseling and Guidance 

Keri Lynn Swan-Poehlman, Counseling and 


Gerald M. Sweeney. Special Education 

Sharon Dvonne Valdez, Counseling and 


Veronica Valdez. Counseling and Guidance 

Joanna Leigh Vollowitz, Counseling 


Pamela Lynn Weir, Special Education 

Amie Lyne Whiteley, Counseling and 


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